The Philippine Embassy in Vientiane, Laos, participated in the 2021 Lao Food Festival at Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane, Laos. The Embassy partnered with the Embassies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Vientiane to promote ASEAN culture. The Lao Food Festival ran from 23 to 27 February 2021, and over 200 booths were featured during the event.
The Philippine Embassy sold Philippine-made products, namely fashion accessories, Likas papaya soap, Mama Sitamixes, Knorr Sinigang mixes, Nagaraya, and Goldilocks polvoron, among others. Ms. Beverly Unajan, a Filipino entrepreneur, also joined the event and sold a variety of nuts during the festival.
The Lao Food Festival is an annual cultural activity in Laos, where Post actively promotes Philippine culture, cuisine, handicrafts, and tourism. The Embassy’s contribution in the event lends support to local Lao businesses, especially those owned by female entrepreneurs.