• Festivals & events

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Vietnam National Day
02 Sep 2019 - 02 Sep 2019

One of the most significant holidays in the Vietnamese calendar, Sept. 2 marks the day revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam's independence from France. Across the country, Vietnamese commemorate this monumental occasion with flags, cheerful festivities and fireworks at night. If you’re

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Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival
07 Sep 2019 - 07 Sep 2019

One of the most unique festivals in all Vietnam, the Đồ Sơn Buffalo Fighting Festival expresses the bravery, chivalry and risk-taking spirit of the residents of the northern city of Hai Phong. The festival has been held since the 18th century. Locals see buffalo fighting as an enjoyable pa

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Mid-autumn Festival
13 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019

In celebration of the end of the harvest, the Mid-autumn Festival -- known as Tết Trung Thu -- is one of the most significant holidays in the Vietnamese calendar. Children are the stars of the festivities, and are given colourful lanterns, masks and musical toys to play with. Lion dances and m

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Street vendors of Hanoi
13 Sep 2019 - 13 Oct 2019 | Ha Noi

A nostalgic love letter to Vietnam’s capital, ‘Street vendors and street cries of Hanoi’ features a collection of works from 15 students of Vietnam’s University of Fine Arts. Using projections, light-boxes, photography and sketches, this interactive exhibition is focused specifically on Hanoi’s

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Vietnam Mountain Marathon
21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019 | Sapa

With one of the most spectacular backdrops in the world, the Vietnam Mountain Marathon is a unique and unforgettable experience. Courses vary in length, ranging from a 10-kilometre fun run to a 100-kilometre ultra-marathon. Set amid the mountain peaks of Sapa, this year's route winds past buffalo

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