7 most spectacular festivals in Vietnam was listed by The UK's prestigious magazine Wanderlust. Let's explore these 7 festivals.
Thay Pagoda Festival
Thay Pagoda Festival A celebration of Buddhist monk Tu Dao Hanh’s life in Quoc Oai, Hanoi's suburbs, with water puppetry performances and a procession of monks from Thay Pagoda. During his life, Tu Dao Hanh made many advances in medicine and religion, and invented the Vietnamese water puppet show.
Hue Festival The biennial cultural event honours the social values of Vietnam’s former capital city, Hue (Hanoi became the capital of Vietnam in 1976 after the North’s victory in the Vietnam War). Enjoy the wide variety of poetry, exciting street art performances, colourful exhibitions, drum and percussion concerts, and historical films.
Also known as Reunification Day, this marks the event when the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) on 30 April 1975, signifying the end of the Vietnam War.
Liberation Day The anniversary is marked by several festivals across Vietnam, and the big cities such as Hanoi, Hue and Da Nang are decorated with colourful banners, flags and lights. Because it is a national holiday, many people head home and spend the day with their family.