The annual southern cake festival will run from April 28 to May 2 in Can Tho city – capital city of Mekong Delta, with the event displaying hundreds of traditional cakes from localities across the southern region.
The purpose of the occasion is to preserve and celebrate southern traditional cakes, whilst building a trademark for them.
More than 200 food stalls by both artisans and businesses based in Can Tho city and 18 provinces and cities throughout the region will take part in the festival.
Visitors will have a chance to sample hundreds of kinds of traditional cakes, such as Banh Tet (a cylindrical glutinous rice cake filled with green bean paste and pork), Banh Bo Dua (coconut-flavoured sponge cake), Banh U (small glutinous pyramid shape cake), and Banh Duc (rice cake cooked with lime juice).
Highlights of the festival include a cake-offering ceremony which aims to commemorate the Hung Kings Temple Festival and a traditional cake-making competition.
Furthermore, the function will also serve to include a fair displaying One Commune One Product (OCOP) products of cities and provinces in the southern region, art performances, and exciting folk games.