7 Of The Best Festivals In Vietnam


depsangtrong.com’s festivals & holidays are colorful experiences, often showcasing national heritage, music & dance performances, và high-energy activities such as dragon boat races và street parades. Take part in the fun & learn about the legends that have shaped depsangtrong.com by joining one of these celebrations during your trip. Here are the đứng top 10 festivals to add to your depsangtrong.com itinerary.

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Lunar New Year


The Lunar New Year, or Tết, is depsangtrong.com’s largest và most important festival. Emphasis is placed on family with many returning lớn their trang chủ town to celebrate. Yet đầu năm still offers plenty for travellers to lớn enjoy throughout the country. Usually falling in January or February, đầu năm Eve is the most important day in the lunar calendar & the excitement is palpable! Join the fun by enjoying the outdoor flower displays và toasting midnight fireworks with locals.

Tết is always held on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar.

Lim Festival

A jovial celebration of spring, the Lim Festival commemorates the festival founder while highlighting the chất lượng culture of the Red River Delta. The festival hasa remarkable ritual: quan liêu họ. Quan họ folk songs are preformed by traditionally dressed men & women who serenade each other from aboard dragon boats. Sit back and listen to lớn their haunting voices carry across the lake.

The Lim Festival is held on the 12th or 13th day of the first lunar month.

TIP: If you’re in Hanoi around February, you can find the Lim Festival an hour’s drive east in Bac Ninh Province.

Huế Festival & Huế Craft Village Festival

The former capital of depsangtrong.com and trang chủ of the last depsangtrong.comese dynasty, Huế is rich in cultural heritage. The Huế Festival or Huế Craft Village Festival takes place alternately every year in April. During the Huế Festival, history comes lớn life in spectacular performances at the Citadel và around the city. The Huế Craft Village Festival features exhibitions of artisanal crafts that have been made in surrounding villages for centuries.

Huế"s annual festivals are held over a week from late April khổng lồ early May.

Hùng Kings Temple Festival

The Hùng Kings Temple Festival commemorates the first king of depsangtrong.com. King vương vãi is legendary và his origin story is celebrated every year in either April or May as a testament of depsangtrong.com’s epic history. Lớn join the festival, travel to the Hùng Temple in Việt Trì City, where you can witness hundreds of lanterns set aloft into the sky on the eve of the festival. The day of the festival, watch as processions of pilgrims make their way up the mountain.

Hùng Kings Day is from 8th khổng lồ 11th dayofthe third lunar month.

Xến Xó Phốn Festival

The beautiful valley of Mai Châu is the scene of the Xến Xó Phốn festival between April và May each year. The festivalbelongs khổng lồ the calendars of the White bầu people, a minority group và is essentially a ritual to call for rain. This is done with a variety of songs và offerings made throughout the village. Local lore states that the bigger the festival, the heavier the rains and the more prosperous the harvest.

The Xến Xó Phốn Festival takes plan in the 4th lunar month.

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Ghost Festival or Wandering Souls Day

The depsangtrong.comese believe that on one day in late August or early September, the spirits of ancestors return to lớn visit their earthly homes. This moment where the spirit realm opens is at time to pay respects lớn the dead. The night before Wandering Souls Day families will offer prayers, flowers và fruits at the graves of their ancestors. Paper money và clothes are burned for spirits to use in the afterlife.

The Ghost Festival is on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month.

TIP: While practiced throughout the country, Hue’s pagodas are an atmospheric place lớn witness the ritual of Wandering Souls Day.

Independence Day


Sept. 2, 1945 was the day Ho bỏ ra Minh declared the Independence of the Nation of depsangtrong.com from France in Hanoi’s cha Dinh Square. This annual celebration commemorates that historic moment with patriotic displays and flags adorning alleyways throughout depsangtrong.com. Major cities such as Hanoi & Ho đưa ra Minh thành phố hold parades during the day và light fireworks at night. Everyone is out in the streets celebrating, & travellers are welcome lớn enjoy the festivities too.

depsangtrong.comese Independence Day is on September 2.

Mid-Autumn Festival


Children are the stars of the Mid-autumn Festival as an abundance of toys, paper lanterns and masks are given out as playthings. Celebrated between September & October, this joyful day is known for its lion dances & lantern processions. Many families gather in their gardens with tea và sweets to lớn watch the harvest moon & enjoy performances from passing dance troupes.

The Mid-autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.

TIP: Hoi An’s UNESCO-listed Ancient Town is a magical place in depsangtrong.com to lớn mark the Mid-autumn Festival, as boats và lanterns float down the Thu Bon River.

Oóc Om Bóc

In early December, the Khmer living in the Mekong Delta of depsangtrong.com stage a lively festival known as Oóc Om Bóc. Celebrated in Sóc Trăng province, where Khmer culture is everywhere, this festival offers an incredible glimpse into depsangtrong.com’s diversity. Look out for activities thanking the moon god for the year’s harvest, as well as feasting, singing & dancing. Crowds of thousands gather for the festival’s highlight: A thrilling ‘Ngo’ boat race.

Oóc Om bóc tách is marked on the night of the 14th day of the 10th lunar month.

New Year’s Eve


Fortunately, depsangtrong.com celebrates both the Lunar New Year and the Gregorian New Year, raising the chances for double the fun throughout the country. Despite the cultural importance of Tết, everyone is always thrilled lớn ring in the first day of a new calendar. For a memorable New Year’s Eve in depsangtrong.com, head lớn a major city for fireworks, live concerts & streets teeming with locals in a buổi tiệc ngọt mood.

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