Overview of festivals in Vietnam
Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival
Travelers can best experience the Bai Dinh Pagoda between January and March when the festival hosts wonderful cultural activities. Similar to every other festival in Vietnam, Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival consists of two parts: ceremonies and games.
On the one hand, ceremonies include worshipping Buddha through incense offerings, commemorating Saint Nguyen Minh Khong and giving sacrifice to God Cao Son. On the other hand, entertaining activities of Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival may include: playing folk games, visiting the entire structures and sightseeing the various caves. No worries, you can visit the Bai Dinh Pagoda at any given point during the year well, minus the festival fun.
Co Loa Citadel Festival
The festival takes place at Upper Temple (“Den Thuong”), Dong Anh District, Hanoi, which is the place to worship the king of Vietnam - King An Duong Vuong. . The main festival day is the 6th day and begins with a solemn procession of 12 villages in the area.
After the liturgy part, the festival continues with various traditional games and activities. Both local residents and tourists are attracted by the interesting and bustling ambiance of “danh du” (bamboo swings), “nem con” (game of throwing a sacred ball through the ring), rice cooking competition, etc.
Tro Tram Festival or festival of sexual rite
The unique festival of Tro Tram which is both sacred and filled with national culture takes place annually at Tu Xa commune, Lam Thao district, Phu Tho province. Aiming to promote human vitality, the festival is closely related to "no nuong" - reproductive organs.
During the festival, youthful people - boys and girls - are free to express feelings, opening up their soul. Also, those who used to miss each other in the past now have the chance to recall their young days.