Important Traditional Festivals in Vietnam
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a lunar holiday in September which celebrates the legend of Cuội, who was stranded on the moon with a magic banyan tree but wanted to come back to Earth. On this day, the moon is the brightest and roundest of the year. Celebrations are all about light and lanterns. There are also parades, lion dances, firecrackers, games, and exchanging and eating traditional moon cakes.
Phong Sinh, held on 17 May, is a festival to celebrate the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Death. The faithful attend sermons at temples all across the country to celebrate these events in the life of the Buddha and also take part in parades, games and by spending time with family and friends.
On the full moon of the 14th lunar month, Hoi An will welcome you with its Lantern Festival. You will find yourself in a fairytale during the time between sunset and the moon’s appearance when electrical lighting is reduced to a minimum and traditional silk lanterns appear in the windows and houses of the town’s historical district. Locals and tourists alike attend this festival were food, dances and poetry recitals are the main events of the night.
The Hue Festival festival takes place every two years. Art performers from the entire world come to participate in this nine-day festival to honor Hue’s cultural heritage.
Thousands of festivals take place in Vietnam, in order to obtain more information email [email protected].