The Hoi An Full Moon Festival is a traditional event in Hoi An town, Vietnam. This festival is held on every 14th day of the lunar month at the World’s heritage ancient town in Central Vietnam.
During the night of festival, this ancient town switches off its electric lights and shuts down to motorized vehicles and the lanterns go on, hence this festival also called Hoi An Lantern Festival.
It is a kind of magical festival, where you will have a glimpse of what life may have been like when Hoi An was a booming and affluent port 400 years ago.
1. Calendar of Hoi An Full Moon Festival 2014
- 14 January 2014
- 13 February 2014
- 14 March 2014
- 13 April 2014
- 12 May 2014
- 11 June 2014
- 10 July 2014<
- 09 August 2014<
- 07 September 2014
- 07 October 2014
- 06 November 2014
- 05 December 2014
The festival activities recall the real life of Hoi An people over 4 centuries ago. Some groups of the Hoi an old men play the Chinese chess in front of their houses on the street, the local people & the young couples go around the city under the moonlight to feel their hope & enjoy the life.
As you battle your way through the crowds on the street, you will be rewarded with bands playing bamboo flutes, drums and fiddles, as well as traditional games. On the banks of the Hoai River young men and women exchange folk songs. You will feel the life very worthy for living when you join the lunar lantern festival in Hoi An ancient town.
3. Hotels and Accommodations in Hoi An
Hoi An has a wide range of accommodations including luxury beach resorts, old town hotels or suburb homestays. If you are planning to spend you holidays in Hoi An for Full Moon Festivals, earlier hotel booking is highly recommended. Agoda.com is one of the best resource for your reservation and get discount up to 75%