several months, those seeds grew into young plants creeping on
sand and became green spherical-shaped fruits. An-Tiem immediately
cut a fruit in halves and saw it had a red color. He tasted it
and found out that it was very sweet and watery. Then, he planted
more fruits. He used a sharp stick to carve his name, the way
to get to the island on the outside of fruits and put them on
the sea so they could flow everywhere. Merchant ships passed
by and found those fruits. The merchants tried those fruits and
liked them. They immediately got to the island and traded rice,
clothes...for fruits so they could sell them. An-Tiem named that
kind of fruit Watermelon.
Rumors about the Watermelon were heard by emperor Hung. He knew how
skillful An-Tiem was and ordered him and his family to come back
to land. This time, the emperor rewarded An-Tiem and advised
him to teach other people how to plant watermelons. Since that
time, Van-Lang had another kind of fruit to eat and to sell.
When the New Year arrives, every Vietnamese family celebrates it with
watermelons because watermelons are a part of Vietnamese traditions.