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Festival of peach blossoms, kumquats and regional OCOP products opens in Hanoi

Delegates cut the ribbon to open the 2024 Festival of Peach Blossom, Kumquat, Ornamental Products and OCOP Products

HÀ NỘI — The Festival of Peach Blossom, Kumquat, Ornamental Products and OCOP Products to welcome the Spring and Lunar New Year 2024 – the Year of the Dragon officially kicked off in the January 26 evening at Tay Ho Creative Space in Tay Ho District.

Co-organised by Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Tay Ho District People’s Committee, the event is held for the first time in the capital city.

Director of Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Dai addresses the opening ceremony of the festival on January 26 evening.

Speaking at the opening of the festival, Director of Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Dai said “Hanoi is the political, economic, cultural, scientific… center of the country, to meet the needs of the whole country and the capital, in recent times, many craft villages have had to narrow their production areas to make room for industrial and urban development, including the craft villages that grow Nhat Tan peach blossoms and Tu Lien ornamental kumquats in Tay Ho District.”

“Overcoming many difficulties of the urbanisation process, people in the villages still diligently maintain their traditional profession. This is not only the unique beauty of Tay Ho District but also the pride of Hanoi every Tet and spring,” said Dai.

To preserve and develop the profession of growing peach blossoms and ornamental kumquats, Hanoi has paid attention to supporting the development of craft villages; connecting with cultural, historical, and spiritual tourism chains to welcome visitors and experiences. In 2024, for the first time, Hanoi organises the Festival of Peach Blossom, Kumquat, Ornamental Products and OCOP Products.

Director of Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Dai said “Preparing for the festival, we organised two cherry blossom and kumquat competitions in Hanoi to respect the beauty of the city and honour talented artisans and craftsmen…”.

In his welcome speech, Chairman of the Tay Ho District People’s Committee Nguyen Dinh Khuyen said that the event has a very special meaning, the first time Hanoi successfully organised two peach blossoms and kumquat contests in Tay Ho District.

As a result, the organising committee selected 55 peach blossom works by 28 authors and 68 kumquat works by 31 authors to honour two first-prize works and four second-prize works, 10 third-prize works and 20 consolation-prize works.

Hanoi organised two peach blossom and kumquat contests in Tay Ho District to honour talented artisans and workers.

Besides honouring artisans and traditional craft villages of peach blossoms and kumquat, Hanoi also has thousands of OCOP (One Commune One Product Program) products with the largest quantity in the country. With 100 booths promoting OCOP products and regional specialties, the festival is an opportunity for OCOP entities in Hanoi and localities to exchange experiences in producing and consuming products, and find potential customers. power; affirming the OCOP brand with capital consumers, and promoting the export of OCOP products.

Awarding prizes for the 2024 Hanoi Peach Blossoms and Kumquat contests.

Within the framework of the festival, there are also many activities to attract visitors such as: Displaying a unique collection of ornamental art; learning about ancestral worship customs, the art of arranging altar items, arranging five-fruit trays, and traditional Tet feasts of Vietnamese people; experiencing folk games, ornamental flowers and plants, traditional musical instruments, enjoying tea, and special art programmes “Celebrate the Party, Spring, and the country’s Doi Moi (Renewal)”.

The Festival of Peach Blossom, Kumquat, Ornamental Products and OCOP Products takes place in seven days, from January 26 to February 1, 2024.

Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen and delegates visit the old Tet space recreated at the festival.
Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen and delegates visited the sausage making demonstration area of Uoc Le Village.
Learning about the ancient craft of making Do paper.
New-year writing art performance in early spring.
Space to enjoy tea and learn about traditional musical instruments at the festival.
With 100 booths promoting OCOP products and regional specialties, the festival is an opportunity for OCOP subjects to exchange experiences in producing and consuming products.
The festival attracts a large number of foreigners to learn about the customs of ancestor worship, the art of arranging altar items, arranging five-fruit trays, and traditional Tet feasts of Vietnamese people.

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