Festival is the big part in Vietnamese life, especially after Tet festival. Vietnamese people think spring is the begin season of the year, season of restart, proliferation of things and it’s time of earth and sky union. Following the agriculture, spring is also a break time for farmers and people feel like more relaxing and deserved to enjoy what they have gained in previous year.
You can easily find festival in every village in Vietnam after Tet, some held in couple of days, but some last after a few months. Most of festival theme related to the event of culture, religion or national heroic remembrance and often held with traditional games and party. Northern Vietnamese really put festival at high and considered the festival as proud for habitant where they live.
Festival is a beautiful cultural activity in Vietnam and Vietnam is considered the country of most various traditional festivals. Wherever you are in Vietnam this time of the year (Jan, Feb and March), ask the locals for joining some festival, I think this will be the best way to understand Vietnamese and it’s diversity culture.
Recommended festivals in north of Vietnam
Hội Chùa Hương (Pefume Pagoda) – Ha Tay province
It’s considered as the longest festival in Vietnam. It held from 6th of Jan to end of March (lunar calendar). It sets from 8th of Feb to April 2011 in western calendar
Lễ hội Yên Tử (Yen Tu festival) – Quang Ninh province
Start from 10th Jan to end of March lunar calendar ( 12th Feb to the end of April 2011)
Hội Lim (Lim festival) – Bac Ninh province
Held in 4 days from 11th to 14th Jan lunar mouth yearly (13th to 16th Feb 2011)
Hội Thánh Gióng ( Giong Saint festival) – Gia Lam – Hanoi
There are more than one village held Giong festival in their village. However, the main and official Giong festival held on 7th and 8th April lunar yearly in Gia Lam – Hanoi. It will date on 9th and 10th May 2011
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