Most Fascinating April Events and Festivals to Enjoy in Vietnam (part 2)
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You go on a Vietnam tour for family for many reasons, either to take the family away for a special treat, get away from it all or to explore new places and unique cultures. And festivals in Vietnam are such a perfect way to experience our S-shaped country in a unique and different way.
During the fourth month of a year, there are some fabulous festivals and events that are well known for their exclusive ambiance and memorable status. Rightfully popular and gaining more devotees each year, all of these events are well worth your time. Why not organize one of your next holidays around one of the most fascinating April events and festivals in Vietnam? In no particular order, we have compiled a list of must-experience events this festival season and beyond.
Hung King Temple Festival – One of the largest public holidays in Vietnam – A UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Hung King Temple Festival
Hung Kinh Temple Festival (or Giỗ tổ Hùng Vương or lễ hội đền Hùng to locals) is a 4-day festival held each year in at the Hung King Temple on Nghia Linh Mountain in Phu Tho Province, some 53 miles northwest of Hanoi capital city. Running from the 8th to the 11th day of the 3rd lunar month, with the 10th day of the 3rd month being the main festival day, it is one of the most famous events in Vietnam in April and the country’s largest festivals, with more than 5 million visitors attending every year.
One of the largest public holidays in Vietnam
With roots in celebrating the lives of the fearless ancient Vietnamese rulers during the Hong Bang period, remembering, and paying tribute to their contribution, the Hung King Temple Festival is an important part of Vietnamese culture. The event features many exciting parts including an elephant march, lavish feasts, a procession starting at the foot of the mountain and making a stop at every temple on the ascent, incense and prayer offerings as well as performances of Vietnamese music and songs.
- Location: Hung Temple, Nghia Linh Mountain, Hy Cuong Commune, Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province.
- Time: April 25th, 2018 – the main festival day.
- Objects of worship: Hung Kings – the fearless founders of Vietnam and became our first emperors.
Hue Festival 2018 – One of the most anticipated cultural events in April in Vietnam
With the theme “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development; Hue – one destination, five World Heritages”, the 10th Hue Festival is an amazing event out there to suit every type of traveler on their Vietnam tour for family in 2018.
Here, during the six days of the festival, excellent performers of all sorts delight visitors with the quintessence of Hue’s cultural and artistic values. The festival is best known for its Buddhism cultural events, the national competition of “Hát văn” or “Chầu văn” (spiritual singing) and street performances themed “Cultural Colors”, but also features a cuisine fair, colorful street parades, a competitive sampan-racing competition, kite flying, international trade fair, sightseeing tours, and much more to look forward to.
An anticipated cultural event in April
Showcasing a lot of stunning art performances representing different cultures of Vietnam and dozens of countries in the world, Hue Festival 2018 is believed to be a venue for international arts exchanges between countries and an event to attend on your tour for family in Vietnam.
- Location: Historical venues around Hue, including the Hue Citadel and An Dinh Palace.
- Time: From April 27th to May 2nd, 2018.
- Objects: Commemorate the cultural and historical milestones of Vietnam in general and Thua Thien Hue Province in particular.
Vietnam is, famously, a festival-lovers’ country, where uncountable fabulous events are held all year round. Some people plan their family tour in Vietnam during the off-season, in order to avoid terrible tourist crowds. But it is also such a great idea to come to our country when you know you can find a crowd—and one-stop shopping for everything you love about our dear nation.