The biennial Nha Trang Sea Festival was first held in 2003 and has become a typical social, cultural and artistic event of Khanh Hoa province. The eighth of its kind is slated for June 10-13, featuring nearly 50 activities to honour the province’s sea and island advantages and culture.
The Nha Trang 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 arms”.
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.
To have the best preparation, The Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee (Head of Organization Board of Nha Trang Sea Festival 2017) together with other related sectors, has made strong efforts to complete a detailed plan and a marketing campaign to spread information about event, organize various contests, (Logo Designing Contest), ensure the quality of food hygiene, and a promise to bring an unforgettable Sea Festival to visitors.