Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2017 slated for June
A corner of Nha Trang City (Photo: moit.gov.vn)
The central coastal province of
Khanh Hoa will host a Sea Festival from June 10-13 with over 50 activities
ranging from culture, art, sports to trade seminars, the provincial People’s
Committee announced on May 10.
The Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Sea Festival will feature many traditional
local festivals such as a salangane nest festival, fishermen’s rituals to pray
for good catches, and street dragon dance.
There will also be sport games, scientific
workshops and trade fairs at the festival, themed “Welcoming friends with open
Visitors will be entertained with art performance by local
and foreign troupes, including those from Spain, Russia, France, the Republic
of Korea and Australia.
An international cooking competition will give visitors a
good chance to enjoy local sea food specialties and the Nha Trang Tourism
College is expected to cook a giant seafood porridge pot in order to set a
Vietnam Guinness record.
An international seminar on sustainable development of
Vietnam’s salangane nest industry, held by Khanh Hoa Salangane Company, will also
take place during the festival.
The province has directed authorised departments and
agencies to ensure price stability, food safety and health care for visitors. It
is expected to welcome about 150,000 domestic and foreign tourists during the