Cultural in Hanoi


The lunar year is Vietnam's mega festival to celebrate with family members and commemorate the dearly departed. The holiday lasts up to a week, when many shops are closed and the whole country can seem to be on the …
Cultural in Hanoi

Full Moon Festival

This festival, also known as the mid-Autumn Festival, begins on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar – usually mid September or early October. Singing, dragon dances, and the giving and receiving o…
LGBT in Hanoi

Hanoi Pride

The annual Hanoi Pride festival is a colourful week of parties, film screenings, talks and a bicycle rally. It is held over one week between July and September, check the website for details. It has changed and grow…
Cultural in Hanoi

Vietnam’s National Day

Celebrated with a rally and fireworks at Ba Dinh Sq, in front of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. There are also boat races on Hoan Kiem Lake.
Cultural in Hanoi

Quang Trung Festival

Wrestling competitions, lion dances and human chess take place on the 5th day of the first lunar month at Dong Da Mound, site of the uprising against the Chinese led by Emperor Quang Trung (Nguyen Hue) in 1788.