Top 5 most popular festivals in Vietnam

Top 5 most popular festivals in Vietnam

Vietnam is a beautiful country with diverse cultures. Festivals play an important part in the cultural life of Vietnamese people. Throughout the country, a large number of festivals are held all year round. 

In this article, we would like to introduce to you the most popular festivals in the country, 

Lunar New Year Festival

Lunar New Year Festival, also called Tet, is the most important festival of Vietnamese people in the year. It starts on the first day of the lunar calendar and lasts for several days later.

Before Tet holiday, people clean and decorate their houses, go shopping to buy necessary things for the family. Kumquat tree and peach blossom are popular in the North, whereas in the South, people often buy apricot blossoms.

During Tet holiday, all family members gather together to give each other best wishes and eat traditional foods. Children receive lucky money in the red envelopes from adults. 

People also go to temples and pagodas to pray for their family a happy and lucky year ahead. 

If you are taking the Northeast Vietnam Package 8 days on this occasion, do not miss the chance to learn more about Vietnamese culture through interesting activities. 

Lunar New Year Festival

Lunar New Year Festival

Hung King Festival

This festival is Hung King's death anniversary, becoming a great holiday of the Vietnamese people, to commemorate the merits of the Hung Kings who had contributed to national construction and defense. 

The festival is held annually on the 10th of the 3rd lunar month at Hung Temple in Viet Tri, Phu Tho. 

Giong Festival

Giong Festival is held in Phu Dong village, Gia Lam district, Hanoi. This is a traditional festival held to commemorate and praise the victory of the hero Thanh Giong, one of the four immortals of Vietnamese folk beliefs. 

He had the merit of defeating An enemy, opening the golden history against foreign invasion. This is also one of the biggest festivals in the Northern Delta.

The festival takes place officially on the 9th of the fourth lunar month every year, to commemorate the great thanks of the hero Saint Giong.

On April 9th, there is a procession from Mau temple to Thuong temple. Singing and worshiping songs and dancing are popular activities during the festival. 

Giong Festival

Giong Festival

Perfume Pagoda Festival

Huong Pagoda Festival or Huong Pagoda Festival is a festival held in My Duc District, Hanoi. Huong Son scenic area is considered the land of Buddha - where Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is currently practicing.

This is a great festival in terms of the number of Buddhists participating in the pilgrimage. It lasts from the 6th of January to the end of the 3rd lunar month. 

The festival takes place throughout the remote areas of Huong Son. It is one of the oldest festivals in our country. The ceremony at the Perfume Pagoda is the Buddha ceremony. During the festival, thousands of people visit the mountains, caves and pray for good luck at the temples.

Ba Chua Xu Festival

This is the biggest festival of the people in Mekong Delta, starting from the night of 23 to 27 April of the lunar calendar at Lady Chua Xu temple at Sam mountain in An Giang province. 

The activities in the festival take place from the night of the 23rd when everyone gathers at the temple to watch the ritual of bathing Ba.

The statue of Lady Chua Xu is taken down and used rainwater mixed with perfume to bathe. The annual visit to the Lord of the Land attracts a lot of cross-tourists, both to attend the folk festival, and to pray for talent and fortune. Tourists coming here also have the chance to admire the beautiful natural scenery in Sam Mountain and historical sites, such as Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb or Tay An Pagoda. 

Ba Chua Xu Festival

Ba Chua Xu Festival

We hope that after reading this post, you can understand more about Vietnamese cultures and have more unforgettable experiences when traveling to our beautiful country. Visit our website to get further information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Have a nice trip!