(National Times)- If peach flower and kumquat tree are the symbols of Tet in the north, yellow apricot flower is more popular in the south. It’s because the characteristics of the plants. While peach trees and kumquat trees grow well in cold weather, apricot trees just can survive in tropical lands with a lot of sunshine.
Just like rice, fish sauce is a staple of almost every dish in Vietnam. “For Vietnamese people, a meal without fish sauce is considered incomplete,” culture expert Tran Ngoc Them once wrote in his book Vietnam Culture Foundation.
In the chill of the northern mountainous regions, visitors travelling to markets of ethnic minority communities in Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province may be attracted to hot round cakes decorated in green, black and white.
It is impossible to think of the city of Hoi An without the thought of the beautiful velvet brocade and the joyful celebrations of the annual Silk Festival every June that fills the streets with thousands of visitors.
A traditional craft festival has opened in Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien – Hue on April, with the participation of 327 artisans from 40 villages.
The Khau Vai Love Market festival has taken place in Khau Vai commune of Meo Vac district, giving visitors an insight into the unique market in the northernmost province of Ha Giang.