Visit some regions of Vietnam in the periods mentioned below, you may have a chance to experience how the indigenous celebrate their traditional festivals.
1. Vietnam Lunar New Year Festival
Lunar New Year Festival often falls between late January and mid February, which is among the most important holidays in Vietnam. Officially, the festival includes the 1st, 2nd and 3rd day in Lunar Calendar; however, Vietnamese people often spend about nearly a month to celebrate this special event.
2. Death Anniversary of the Hung Kings (Hanoi)
As Vietnamese people always show deep gratitude towards their origins and ancestors, every year, the Death anniversary of the Hung Kings-also known as Hung King Temple Festival-is celebrated on the tenth day of the third Lunar month.
3. Hoi An’s Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn (Trung Thu) is the day when the moon is at its brightest in a year. In that spirit, to worship the Moon Genie, there comes the celebration of Mid-Autumn’s Festival. According to legends, this holiday is originated from a Chinese story in which an Emperor of Duong (Tang) Dynasty, Duong Minh Hoang, was taken to the moon by a wizard named La Cong Vien.
4. Hue Festival
Hue Festival is a biennial cultural event celebrated in even years in order to honor Hue’s cultural heritages as well as Vietnam’s national identity towards people from all over the world. With a quite long history since 1992, each time of celebration is distinctive festive theme, which never fails to draw attractions from millions of visitors.
5. Da Nang International Fireworks Competition
Located on Han River, Danang is a beautiful and poetic destination in the central part of Vietnam. Since the year of 2008, the city’s International Fireworks Competition is held annually on April 29th and 30th.