• Festivals & events

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Vietnam National Day
02 Sep 2021 - 02 Sep 2021

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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Mid-autumn Festival
21 Sep 2021 - 21 Sep 2021

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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Whale Festival
22 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021 | Chau Doc

Held in the coastal city of Vung Tau, this festival commemorates whales, a sacred animal of the area. According to legend, Emperor Gia Long was saved from a sinking ship by these majestic creatures and he elevated their status in court, making whales a local diety and protector of fishermen. A

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Kate Festival
26 Sep 2021 - 29 Sep 2021

This festival is the highlight of the year for ethnic Cham people, also known as Mbang Kate. Over 3 days, the Cham people honour their dead and heroes from their history. Commemorative rites, offerings to the gods and animated sacred dancing take place in three temples in Ninh Thuan province

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