Celebrations and Festivals in Vietnam
Events in Vietnam
List all holidays, celebrations, festivals and events in Vietnam.
Events in January
- 1 January: new year.
Festivities in January / February
- 1st to 4th day of the lunar calendar: Feast of the Tet or lunar new year (also Chinese new year is called in the West). National Party of Vietnam and throughout Asia. The country is stained red, symbol of joy and happiness. Vietnamese celebrate the arrival of the lunar new year with Fireworks and gunpowder.
- 3 February: anniversary of the Constitution of the Communist Party. Founded in 1930 by Ho Chi Minh.
Events in March
- 8 March: International women's day.
Festivals in March / April
- 5th day of the 3rd month of the lunar calendar: Day of the ancestors (Thanh Minh) in some parts of Asia also called the spring festival. Similar to the All Saints Day. Vietnamese go to the Cementery to clean the graves of their ancestors and placing flowers.
Celebrations in April
- April 30: Day of the independence of Saigon. It commemorates the day in which the forces of the North of Vietnam crossed the gates of the Reunification Palace Saigon.
- May 1: labor day.
- 19 may: anniversary of the birth of Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), buried in the Mausoleum Hanoi.
- 8th day of the 4th month of the lunar calendar: anniversary of the birth of Buddha.
Events in June
- 1 June: International day of the child.
- 15th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar: day of the dead (Trung Nguyen), after the celebration of Tet, the second largest of Vietnam Festival. Vietnamese burn called lucky money (paper tickets) and put food and fruit on the altar as an offering to the dead to show their generosity and search for absolution. According to tradition it is believed that the souls of the dead wander by houses on that day
Festivals in September
- 2 September: National day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. It commemorates the independence of the French, year 1945. The best place is Hanoi's Ba Dinh square.
Festivals in September / October
- 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar: Fall Festival or festival of the full moon. Children walk to the sunset through the streets of Vietnam, carrying flashlights and ration of moon cake, cake made based on sticky rice, Lotus seeds, sugar and duck egg yolks
Festivals in October
- October 20: Vietnamese Women's Day.
Festivals in November
- 20 November: Day of the teacher. Students from all over Vietnam paint on cardboards drawings and write poems as a sign of gratitude and affection to their teachers.
Celebrations in December
- December 25: Christmas. Although Vietnam is mostly Buddhist, there is a 10% of the population that is Christian. Vietnam has decided to make this day festive.
Celebrations and festivities in Vietnam - Official Holidays in Vietnam