Festivals in Hoi An

Festivals and celebrations are very important and traditional for the Vietnamese. Take a look at some of their customs and local insights about festivals in Hoi An below!

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Overview of festivals in Hoi An

The locals in Hoi An are very religious. During the most important festivals, the New moon and the full Moon festivals, locals become vegetarian. You can’t find a restaurant with a free table. Before the full moon day, there is a Full moon festival. It’s great festival with beautiful colored lanterns all over Hoi An. You can’t see any street lights, no cars or motorbikes, just beautiful colored lanterns. The whole atmosphere is a thing you need to experience when you are visiting Hoi An. It’s planned every full moon, so you can’t miss it!

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Hoi An Food Tour with a Local


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Hill Tribe Adventure


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Enjoy Dinner or BBQ in Hoi An Ancient Town


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Festivals Hoi-an, Vietnam

Full moon festival
The festival honors the ancestors, and flowers, fruits, lanterns and candles are being exchanged in order to secure prosperity and good fortune. It is a beautiful experience to walk around the streets and inhale the warm atmosphere of this festival, along with tasting delicious street food and visiting local pagodas.

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