Vietnam Local Events
Vietnam has a number of cultural events, festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Click on the links below to take a look at upcoming events and news in that destination.
Have you ever heard about Vietnamese water puppet show? What do you know about this performing art?
Water puppetry is a unique performing art derived from rice culture of Vietnam. Today, the puppet is recognized as a traditional art and accounts as high position in Vietnam national theater. Many different kind of puppet can be found in many countries, but water puppet is unique and only in Vietnam.
(19 May 2013)
The entire country celebrates the birthday and the life of its most cherished historical figure Ho Chi Minh.
Place: Hoian (19 Jun 2013 - 22 Jun 2013)
The international choir festival & Competition 2013 (third time) will be organised in Hoi An city, Quang Nam Province from June 19th to 22nd, 2013.
Place: Tra Co Village, Mong Cai Town (30 Jun 2013 - 06 Jul 2013)
Festivities in Tra Co take place yearly from the 30th day of the fifth lunar month until the sixth day of the sixth lunar month.
Roughly 600 years ago, the Tra Co people joined together and to build a communal house dedicated to the tutelary genies of the village. The Tra Co festival now takes place to recognize the merit of the tutelary genies of the village and pray for good luck for villagers.
Place: Dinh Wharf in Quan Lan Commune, Van Don District (18 Jul 2013)
The festivities are organized yearly on the 18th day of the sixth lunar month, but the celebration lasts from the 10th to the 20th days of month.
The festival is organized to commemorate the victory against the Mongol invaders in 1288, as well as the feats of Tran Khanh Du, a famous Tran general. They also pray for good “harvest” from the sea.
(26 Aug 2013 - 28 Aug 2013)
Nguyen Trung Truc is a hero worshipped by people in six provinces of the country. His shrine is located on the waterfront city of Rach Gia, Kien Giang province.
(02 Sep 2013)
Vienam's national Day - celebrated throughout the country
Place: Hoian (18 Sep 2013 - 19 Sep 2013)
This festival is held mainly for children. Vietnamese families, especially those with little children, always prepare for this festival. On the night of the Festival, most families have a tray of specialties for members to get around and enjoy the Moon's beauty.
(24 Sep 2013 - 29 Sep 2013)
Honoring: King Tran Hung Dao (the legend general, politician and writer in Tran dynasty).
Place: My Khanh Tourist Village (19 Oct 2013 - 31 Jan 2014)
My Khanh Tourist Village in Can Tho, an event that attracts thousands of visitors each day are the "Pig Races". It is an extremely exciting and very fun game.
(19 Oct 2013 - 31 Jan 2014)
For a long time, Vietnam and some other Asian countries who follow the rite of worshipping the Moon Genie, welcome the Mid- Autumn Festival on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.
Place: Seven Mountain (19 Oct 2013 - 31 Jan 2014)
Seven Mountains area-An Giang attracts many visitors. Beginning in October each year, more and more tourists come to enjoy the festival of the Khmer in An Giang: stopping cow racing.
(24 Dec 2013)
Vietnamese celebrate Christmas Eve more than the actual Christmas day itself.
(01 Jan 2014)
New Year's day around the globe.
Place: Cua Ong Temple, Cua Ong Ward, Cam Pha Town (04 Feb 2014 - 04 Mar 2014)
The festivities take place annually at the Cua Ong Temple from the second day of the first lunar month until the end of the third lunar month.
Place: At Thap Cuu Tien Temple (Temple of the 19 Founding Fathers) in Cam La Commune on Ha Nam Island, Yen Hung District (09 Feb 2014)
Every year, the village starts the festivities on the seventh day of the first lunar month.
In commemorating the 19 founding fathers who built dykes, creating the populated island of today.
Place: The mountainous region of Yen Tu, Thuong Yen Cong Commune, Uong BiTown (11 Feb 2014 - 04 Mar 2014)
Yen Tu festivities begin on the ninth day of the first lunar month and last until the end of the third lunar month.
Yen Tu has been a center of Buddhism for many centuries, and is the starting point of the Buddhist sect of Trúc Lâm. Travellers to Yen Tu Festival to stay away from the mundane and go on a religion pilgrimage in the midst lush forest and rushing streams.
(13 Apr 2014 - 15 Apr 2014)
The Chol Chnam Thmay ceremony is celebrated by the Khmer ethnic minority people to welcome the New Year, similar to the Khmer New Year.
Place: Nha Trang (23 Apr 2014 - 27 Apr 2014)
Thap Ba Ponagar Festival is a cultural tourism festival in Nha Trang city. Celebrated on the 21st to the 25th day of every third lunar month, this festival pays tribute to the Goddess Thien Y Ana or Po Inu Nagar. It is the most celebrated religious festival of the Cham people in the Highlands and Central Provinces regions.
Place: Long Tiên Pagoda at the foot of Bài Thơ (Poem) Mountain (26 Apr 2014)
The official festive day is on the 24th of the third lunar month.
Built in 1941, the Long Tien Pagoda is the largest pagoda in Ha Long City. The pagoda holds festivals that are meant to have spiritual meaning for all those who participate, not only those who practice the Buddhist faith.