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Vu Lan Festival
15 Aug 2019 - 15 Aug 2019

Vu Lan Festival, or Wandering Souls Day, is an important spiritual holiday in Vietnam. Held in the middle of Ghost Month, it's said that the world of the spirits is open to that of humans during this magical time. Many Vietnamese will pay a visit to their local temple to honour their family and ancestors with votive offerings. Some perform a ritual of washing the feet of their parents and wearing a white or red rose in honour of their mother. In the UNESCO-listed town of Hoi An, Vietnamese light small lanterns for their loved ones and set them afloat on the Hoài River.