What do you know about Hoi An Lantern Festival?

24/10/2018   718  5/5 trong 34 rates 
What do you know about Hoi An Lantern Festival?
Known as one of the key trading port in Vietnam, Hoi An is now becoming a rustic and tranquil town where you can relish traditional architecture. Not only is Hoi An famous for incredible sceneries and laid-back atmosphere, it is also famous for its most lovely souvenir – lanterns.

 
When visiting Hoi An, you can come across many lantern stores which add the vibrant beauty to this city. You cannot miss the Hoi An Lantern Festival because it is considered as a part of your trip to Vietnam.
  • What is Hoi An Lantern festival?

    What is Hoi An Lantern festival?What is Hoi An Lantern festival?

    Hoi An Lantern Festival is a monthly event to celebrate the full moon. It is held on the 14th day of each lunar month when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

    In Buddhism, a full moon is one of the most sacred events. Nowadays, Vietnamese celebrate their full moon as time to reflect on our lives and worship our ancestors as well as to honour deceased relatives and ancestors. Local families will also visit shrines and present offerings of flowers, food and candles and fake money bills in exchange for prosperity.

    The festivities start at dusk and finish at around 8-9pm. The fun concentrates on Japanese Covered Bridge and An Hoi Bridge. Electricity use is kept at a minimum level so that the lanterns can illuminate Hoi An and create the most romantic scene ever. Hoi An Lantern Festival is the ideal time for your family trip to Vietnam since there will be a lot of exciting activities here.

  • Where is Hoi An Lantern festival held?

    Where is Hoi An Lantern festival held?Where is Hoi An Lantern festival held?

    The best place to witness all the beauty of this festival is the area between the Japanese Covered Bridge and An Hoi Bridge. Here you will be able to see lanterns released onto the river with water that beautifully reflects the hanging lights of surrounding buildings.

  • How is Hoi An Lantern festival celebrated?

    How is Hoi An Lantern festival celebrated?How is Hoi An Lantern festival celebrated?

    As the name suggests, the biggest feature of this festival is the lanterns. Cute, multi-coloured lanterns are lit with candles and placed on the Thu Bon river with a wish for happiness, luck and love. At 8pm all fluorescent lights are turned off so that the floating lanterns are all that illuminate Hoi An, creating a magical glow. The ban on vehicles and bicycles in Hoi An's old quarter means you can wander around and soak up the atmosphere without fear of walking into the path of a motorist.

    There are usually performances held along the river with music (bamboo flutes, drums and fiddles) and poetry readings. Locals will play board games outside their homes while others gather for Bai Choi - a musical version of bingo. Street food stalls pop up all along the river selling delicious vegetarian food alongside classic pork dishes.

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    Here are dates you can take part in this interesting festival in next time:

    2018 Hoi An Lantern Festival dates: November 21st and December 20th

    2019 Hoi An Lantern Festival dates: January 19th, February 18th, March 20th, April 18th, May 18th, June 16th, July 16th, August 14th, September 12th, October 10th, November 10th and December 9th

    • Visit in February for the Hoi An Lantern Festival at its most brilliant - the first full moon of the lunar new year is the biggest celebration of them all.

    • Buy handmade lanterns locally for a cost of around 50 cents - the vendor will usually lend you a long pole to lower the lantern onto the water

    • Wear sturdy shoes - there is a good chance you will have your feet trodden on as you navigate the busy streets

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