The exciting festive atmosphere and the variety of programmes attracted thousands of domestic and international tourists. The six-day festival honoured the value of coconuts and coconut farmers, while promoting the image of the coconut tree and its centrality to life in Vietnam and particularly in Ben Tre province, to foreigners.
Addressing the closing ceremony, Vice Chairman of Ben Tre Provincial People’s Committee and head of festival’s organising board, Tran Anh Tuan stated that this year’s festival was a success in honouring the coconut farmers and traders and strengthening the role of scientists and managers in promoting coconut brands.
In addition, the festival contributes to improving of the provinces image and promotes trade and tourism activities, as well as promoting opportunities for the co-operation between the Mekong Delta provinces.
The closing night also featured the establishment of three provincial records in the Vietnam Guinness Book of Records (Vietbooks) and the crowning ceremony of the Miss Coconut Land beauty contest.
The next Coconut Festival will be held in 2014.