A variety of food and fruit specialties from across the nation will be available at nearly 900 pavilions of the 2015 Spring Fair, to be held from February 6-16 at the Giang Vo Exhibition and Fair Centre in Hanoi.

More than 500 businesses are expected to showcase their products at the event, ranging from popular southern fruits such as Hoa Loc mangrove, green-skin and Nam Roi grapefruits, and Ham Yen orange, to seafood products like Phu Quoc, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet fish sauce and Tan Cuong tea.

The event will feature sophisticated handicrafts, timber and craft village products, and pottery, director of the Vietnam Exhibition Fair Centre (VEFEC) Nguyen Van Tan announced at a press conference in Hanoi on February 3.

Outdoor spaces are reserved for various flowers, such as apricots, tulips, and orchids, as well as once-valuable food items to be used as offerings to ancestral kings, including yellow pheasant, Ho chicken, Anh Vu fish, Dai Hoang banana, and Dinh Lang wine.

The annual Spring Fair provides an opportunity for businesses to promote trade activities and serve the local shopping demand ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), the biggest holiday in Vietnam.-VNA