Hoi An Lantern Festival Introduction
Hoi An Lantern Festival is also known as Hoi An full moon festival is an annual traditional event in Hoi An ancient town. Hoi An in general and Hoi An ancient town, in particular, is a famous tourist destination for all kinds of tourists in over the world. Moreover, it is famous for its ancient unique architecture, delicious street food paradise, and various tailor shops.
Hoi An is also popular as a heaven of the lantern with all kinds, shapes, sizes, and colorful lanterns. Hoi An Old Town has become a must-visit destination in Vietnam for travelers to enjoy the gorgeous lanterns, to learn to make the lanterns by themselves, and especially to enjoy the full moon lantern festival Hoi An.
The Hoi An Lantern Festival Start Time
Hoi An Lantern Festival is held in Hoi An ancient town on the 14th of every lunar month and becomes even more beautiful and sparkling on the full moon night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. On the day of the festival, people in Hoi An old town will turn off all the electric lights and hang colorful lanterns that illuminate the entire old town.
During the night of the Hoi An lantern festival Vietnam to welcome the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hoi An ancient town seems to become brighter and more sparkling than usual in bright red, soft yellow, … shining from the beautiful lanterns from all the small streets.
Hoi An Lantern Festival Dates 2023-2024
The festival usually starts from around 6 pm (when it starts to get dark) until 9-10 pm. It takes place at the busiest, most crowded on the riverside section between the Japanese bridge and An Hoi bridge with many interesting and vibrant activities, attracts a lot of domestic people as well as foreign tourists.
In 2023, The Hoi An Vietnam lantern festival will be held on January 5th, February 4th, March 5th, April 4th, May 3rd, June 1st, July 1st and 31st, August 29th, September 28th, October 28th, November 26th and December 26th.
And in 2024, the Hoi An Lantern full moon festival will start on January 24th, February 23rd, March 23rd, April 22nd, May 21st, June 19th, July 19th, August 17th, September 16th, October 16th, November 14th and December 14th.
Another interesting activity that also takes place during the festival is the activity of dropping paper flower lights on the Hoai River for good luck, peace, and happiness.
You can also hire a boat to go along the Hoai River amidst the sparkling flower-light space like a fanciful picture. There are hundreds of sparkling handmade lanterns shining the whole river contain wishes to all places and people.
At the Mid-Autumn Festival, the lantern festival will take place on the night of October 3 with many special exciting activities such as lion dance, martial arts performances, the Mid-Autumn Festival display … Folk games and special street art performances are also held at the local food courts.
How to get to Hoi An Ancient Town from Da Nang?
To visit Hoi An ancient town and see this lantern festival, you can book a private car from Da Nang airport to Hoi An. If you have a time in Hoi An, you can use Hoi An car rental with driver from Hoi An Private Car which helps you be able to explore central of Vietnam with unforgetable experiences.
Do not miss this beautiful old town and do not forget to join the lantern festival. We are sure that it will be a great memorable experience for your trip to Vietnam.