Year-end fascinating cultural events in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - Christmas, Da Lat flower festival, the Countdown New Year 2014 are among the outstanding cultural events in Vietnam this December.
1. Go Thap Festival
This is the greatest festival of people in Dong Thap Muoi region. The festival is held on December 18 in Tan Kieu commune, Thap Muoi district, Dong Thap Province.
Attending the festival, you can also visit the ancient ruins like Go Thap Muoi, Co Tu Tower, Ba Chua Xu Temple ... then enjoying the atmosphere of the folk festival and cultural and artistic activities.
Christmas is the celebration of the day Jesus was born. The official day is on December 25 but usually celebration activities are held from December 24 evening. This is the biggest holiday in the year of the Christian. The ceremony is solemnly held in most Christian churches and at Christian families. You can go to any Christian church in Hanoi, Nam Dinh, Quang Ngai, HCM City to attend the celebration.
3. Tien Luc Festival
The festival is held every year on 9/1, 20/5, 20/8 and 20/11 of the lunar calendar in Tien Lu commune, Lang Giang district, Bac Giang province.
The festival takes place in four main areas: Vien Son communal house, Quang Phuc Pagoda, Tien Lu temple and Xa Thao house, with a lot of unique rituals and folk games, which show community solidarity and people's wish of bumper crops and prosperity.
4. Minh Hai rites
Minh Hai worshiping rites are usually held at the Chuc Thanh Temple in the ancient city of Hoi An on 7/11 on lunar calendar or December 9 this year. The rituals include ceremonies related to Buddhism. After the ceremony are the recreation activities, arts, camping and traditional games.
5. Vietnamese-French Food Festival
On December 14 and 15, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vietnam (CCIFV) will host the biggest street event in the 23/9 Park in HCM City called French-Vietnamese Festival (Le bon Marché).
Coming to the festival, visitors will be involved in a bazaar with many stalls selling French agricultural food products of high quality, enjoy special cuisines of Vietnam and France at restaurants. The festival will also have attractive leisure activities.
6. Da Lat Flower Festival
The Da Lat Flower Festival 2013 will take place from 26/12 to 01/01/2014 with 3 major cultural events: announcing the National Tourism of Central Highlands – Da Lat 2014, the 120th anniversary of Da Lat and the fifth Da Lat Flower Festival.
During the flower festival, Da Lat will be especially decorated by all kinds of flowers. Some notable programs are the 120th Gala of Da Lat, Flower Space SHow, Da Lat flower market 2013, a seminar on Da Lat flowers and tourism and Flower Carnival 2013.
7. Countdown New Year 2014
The program will take place on 31/12 at the August Revolution Square in front of the Hanoi Opera House. This is a place for people to share special moments besides their relatives, lovers, friends ... to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the New Year with lots of good wishes.