Hoi An Lantern Festival – Guide to the Hoi An full moon festival 2023

Hoi An Lantern Festival – A long-standing traditional event in Hoi An

Referring to Hoi An, we cannot help but mention the shimmering old town nights in the brilliant lantern festival, especially on the night of Trung Thu full moon. This has become a feature that takes place monthly by the city and makes many tourists stay when having the opportunity to travel to Hoi An.
Hoi An lantern festival, also known as Hoi An full moon festival, is a good traditional event in Hoi An. Hoi An in general and Hoi An Ancient Town in particular is a popular tourist destination not only in the country but also from all over the world. Besides being famous for old town, good food and good tailors, Hoi An is also considered a paradise of lanterns with many types, shapes and sizes of colorful lanterns. Hoi An has become the most popular destination in Vietnam for visitors to watch lanterns, learn to make lanterns and especially enjoy lantern festivals Hoi An full moon.

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Many kinds of Lanterns in Hoi an – Hoi an full moon Festival 2023

Hoi An lantern festival is held in Hoi An ancient town on the 14th day of the lunar month and becomes more and more beautiful and sparkling on the night of Trung Thu full moon. On the day of the festival, Hoi street people will turn off all electric lights and hang colorful colorful lanterns that illuminate the entire old town. In the night of lantern festival welcoming Trung Thu, Hoi An ancient town seems to become more bright and sparkling than usual in the colors of red, soft yellow, … emanating from lanterns from all small streets. beautiful.

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The full moon lantern festival Hoi An 2023

The festival usually starts from around 6pm (when it starts to dark) until around 9-10 pm and takes place bustling, most crowded on the riverbank between the Japanese bridge and An Hoi bridge with many activities. interesting and exciting to attract people as well as domestic and foreign tourists.

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Releasing lantern on the river in Lantern Festival

Another interesting activity that took place during the festival was the flower lantern drop in Hoai Cau River, which was lucky, peaceful and happy. Post lights are usually sold along the river for only 5,000 VND – 10,000 VND / piece.

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Hoa Dang Lamp is released on Hoai River at Hoi An Lantern Festival

You can also rent a boat and travel along the Hoai River in the middle of the space of flower lights sparkling like a beautiful and fanciful picture. Hundreds of glittering handmade lights illuminate a river and contain wishes for every place.

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The girls on the Hoa Dang lanterns

On the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, the lantern festival will take place on the night of October 3 with many exciting activities such as: lion dance, martial arts performance, display of Mid-Autumn Festival tray … In this festival, the Folk games and unique street art performances are also held in the local cuisine areas.

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The lanterns are hung on the street

To visit Hoi an and see this festival, you can take a car from Da nang airport to Hoi an. If you are in Hue and want to go to Hoi an, you can also book a private car from Hue to Hoi an. Do not miss this beautiful town and do not forget to check the full moon day to see the lantern festival. We believe that it will be a very memorable experience for your holiday in Vietnam.

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