Holidays in Hoi An

The main holiday celebrated in Hoi An is the Full Moon Lantern Festival. People from around Vietnam go to Hoi An to be a part of this beautiful experience. Learn more about it below!

Withlocals experiences in Hoi An are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Full Moon Lantern Festival in Hoi An & more!

The most important holiday celebration in Hoi An is the Full Moon Lantern Festival. This festival takes place around the 14th day of the Lunar month, and manages to turn Hoi An into a mystical town cut off from technology and modernity. During the festival, all electricity is shut down, and instead, beautiful multi-colored candles and lanterns fill the streets of Hoi An. 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.

Apart from the Full Moon Lantern Festival, one of the most important holidays in Vietnam is the Tet Vietnamese New Year. Depending on the Lunar calendar, the New Year takes place around January/February. Celebrations can even go on for an entire week, with gift exchanges, family gatherings, food, drinks and social activities.

Top Experiences in Hoi An

Hill Tribe Adventure


€253.48 p.p.

Enjoy a Vietnamese Traditional Party Cuisine!


€13.61 p.p.

Enjoy Dinner or BBQ in Hoi An Ancient Town


€27.54 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Andrew Juli

Tasty Budapest's Private Food Tour

Juli was great. She was flexible with our food allergies, patient with our small child, and welcoming to all requests for additional drinks and food. We also asked Juli to meet us early a few hours before the tour was to start and she was able to accommodate. We ate so much great food on this tour and learned a lot about Hungarian history and culture. Definitely recommend.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Bethany Francesca

Roman Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

Great tour of the city. Well chosen stops off the beaten track.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Kuba Edward

Best of Hong Kong Island Private Tour

Tour with Edward was really enjoyable, he is grate, knowledgeable and easy going guide with perfect english. We will definitely come back to Hong Kong to make food tour with Edward.