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Get ready to mark your calendars because the highly anticipated Buon Ma Thuot Vietnamese Coffee Festival is coming soon! From March 10th to 14th, 2023, there will be lots of exciting activities for coffee lovers. One of the highlights? Free coffee to keep everyone energized. This year’s festival is going to be the biggest one yet.
On February 3rd, in Ho Chi Minh City, the People’s Committee of Dak Lak Province hosted a press conference to reveal all the exciting details about the 8th edition of the Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival in 2023.
A Journey Through Vietnamese Coffee Culture
With government approval, Dak Lak Province has carefully organized the 8th Buon Ma Thuot Vietnamese Coffee Festival for 2023. The festival’s theme is “Buon Ma Thuot – The Destination of Coffee World.” It will take place from March 10th to March 14th in Buon Ma Thuot City and other charming locations in Dak Lak Province.
This festival offers a wide range of exciting activities for everyone. There’s a dynamic video contest showcasing Buon Ma Thuot coffee’s rich heritage, an enthralling theatrical performance called “Khát Vọng Dam Săn,” a dazzling light festival in the evenings, an enchanting art photography exhibition, a creative competition for making cosmetic products from coffee beans, an exhilarating boat racing event, the famous Buon Don elephant festival, a thought-provoking coffee industry seminar, and a Coffee Day program where visitors can enjoy the finest coffee specialties for free.
Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival
Mr. Thai Hong Ha, the Director of the Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Dak Lak Province, says the 2023 Buon Ma Thuot Vietnamese Coffee Festival is special with 18 official activities and exciting responsive events, making it a memorable experience. This edition shows the festival’s growth and inclusiveness.
Former Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie is the communication ambassador for the festival for the second time, showing her dedication to promoting its importance.
The Coffee Legacy | Beyond The Festival
Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development spotlights coffee as a cornerstone of the nation’s economy. Coffee, second only to rice as an agricultural export, made a significant impact in 2022. It saw exports of 1.68 million tons, generating around $3.9 billion in revenue. This underscores coffee’s crucial role in shaping Vietnam’s economy and global reputation.
The Buon Ma Thuot Vietnamese Coffee Festival reflects this rich coffee legacy, cultivated over generations. It not only showcases aromatic blends and flavors but also the deep cultural significance coffee holds in the region. Beyond being a celebration, the festival is a testament to coffee’s journey from humble beginnings to its esteemed position in the global coffee industry.
In 2023, the Buon Ma Thuot Vietnamese Coffee Festival continues to celebrate Vietnam’s coffee heritage, inviting both locals and travelers to join in. Through its captivating activities, the festival offers a glimpse into the nation’s coffee legacy, which continues to shape both cultural identity and economic prowess.
As you explore the festival’s delights, consider extending your connection with Vietnamese coffee festival culture through the VLS Culture Course. Just as coffee carries stories within its brew, the language and culture of Vietnam hold the keys to unlocking a deeper understanding of this vibrant nation. Embrace the flavors, traditions, and stories that make Vietnam truly enchanting, and let the journey of discovery continue far beyond the festival grounds with VLS.