Statistically, there are 7,966 festivals in Vietnam. The main part of them is folklore festival, and the rest are religious, historical festival and festival from other countries. In Vietnam’s culture, festival is the specific section which is witnessed throughout the country. Some of them were born thousands of year before and still being carried on until now. Vietnam’s festival is always in the respect of God of Human of God of Natural. That is the very lofty and beautiful ideal of Vietnam’s people, which helps them remember their kin, incline to the good, and build a fruitful and happy life.

Overview of traditional festivals and folk games

Festive activities are living museums in which typical cultural values of the nation have been preserved for centuries.

Vietnam Festival Rituals

Festivals require many compulsory rituals, which are carried out in a strict order from the preparation to the ending of a festival.

Public festivals in Vietnam

Most Vietnamese festivals are fixed by the lunar calendar: the majority take place in spring, and the days of the full moon (day one) and the new moon (day fourteen or fifteen) are particularly auspicious.

Huong Pagoda Festivals

Huong Pagoga is from the 6th day of the first lunar month to the 15th day of the third lunar month, main festival days last from the 15th day to the 20th day of the second lunar month.

Festival in January

January and February are the most interesting festive months in the year, in Vietnam. Plenty of the festivals and special events would be organized throughout Vietnam in this occasion.

Vietnamese Tet -Tet Nguyen Dan (Part 1)

Tet - Vietnamese and Chinese Lunar New Year is the most important festival of Vietnamese people. This sacred festival sometimes falls between late January or early February (depends on Lunar Calendar) and Tet has become so familiar to the...

Rituals in Tet (Vietnamese Tet part 2)

Some of the customs described in this section have lost their original religious meanings but are still followed today out of "respect for tradition". They are observed to varying degrees according to the age of those involved and their social...

Decoration in Tet (Vietnamese Tet part 3)

At Tết every house is usually decorated by Hoa Mai – Ochna Integerrima (in the central and southern parts of Vietnam) or Hoa Đào – peach flower (in the northern part of Vietnam) or Hoa Ban (in mountain areas).

Dong ho folk paintings in Tet (Vietnamese Tet part 4)

Farmers in Ho Village in Bac Ninh Province north of Hanoi have a traditional secondary occupation: drawing pictures and printing them on the occasion of Tet.

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