The Thay Pagoda is located at the foot of Sai Son Mountain in Quoc Oai, Ha Tay. The Thay Pagoda Festival is the opportunity to worship sorcerer Tu Dao Hanh; a Buddhist monk who became king and created the Vietnamese water puppet show. The festival is held every year from the 5th to the 7th of the 3rd lunar month. […]


The Trieu Khuc Village (Thanh Tri, Hanoi) Festival is held annually from the 10th to the 12th of the 1st lunar month in honour of national hero, Phung Hung (791–802). The festival starts with the bong dance; a traditional dance to worship the village’s tutelary spirits. Then, follows the most impressive ceremony of the festival: the dragon dance. It takes […]


This festival occurs for three days from the 10th – 12th of the third month lunar in Chu Dong Tu Temple in Du Hoa Village, Chau Giang District, Hung Yen province, some 20 km from Hanoi. Saint Chu Dong Tu was one of the “four immortal heroes” at the centre of Vietnamese society. A cultural hero and the founder of […]


The “Quan Ho” is a special folk song of Kinh Bac Province, now called Bac Ninh Province. Lim is the simple name of Lung Giang Commune of Tien Son District in Bac Ninh Province. They village is located 18 km from Hanoi. The festival takes place on Lim Hill where the Lim Pagoda is located. This pagoda is where Mr. […]


Hung temple is located on Nghia Linh Mountain, Hy Lang Commune, Phong Chau District, Phu Tho Province. Every year, this national festival is held to worship the Hung Kings, who were instrumental in the founding of the nation. The festival lasts for 3 days from the 9th to the 11th of the 3rd month of the lunar calendar. The worship […]


The Co Loa Festival is held annually from the 6th to the 16th of the 1st month of lunar calendar. It takes place in the pagoda that honours An Duong Vuong in Co Loa Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi City. On the 6th day of Tet, the literature procession is preceded by a flag that symbolizes the 5 elements (metal, […]


The Perfume Pagoda (Huong Pagoda) and the Huong Tich Cave is a famous scenic spot of Vietnam. It is located in Huong Son Commune, My One District, Ha Tay province, 70 km away from Hanoi. The Perfume Pagoda consists of a group of caves and is an impressive architectural ensemble of both human and natural endeavor. The Perfume Pagoda Festival […]


The Kiep Bac Temple is located in Hung Dao Commune, Chi Linh District, Hai Duong Province and is where people come to worship Tran Quoc Tuan, the main general of the Tran Dynasty. He was the general who defeated the Chinese Nguyen-Mong invaders three times. Because of his merits to the nation, he was proclaimed a saint. To get to […]


The Dong Da Hill Festival (Dong Da District – Hanoi) is an annual event held on the 5th Lunar Tet Holiday. This festival celebrates the triumphant historical victory against the invaders of the Vietnamese nation lead by King Quang Trung (Nguyen Hue), a Tay Son farmer who later became a hero. Two centuries ago (around 1789), Dong Da was the […]


Le Mat Village belongs to the Viet Hung Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi. The Le Mat Village Festival is held annually on the 23rd of the third month of the lunar calendar. In the early morning of the 23rd day of the third month, representatives of the 13 camps at the west of the Ancient Capital of Thang Long carry 13 […]