Vu Lan is a festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 7th month on the Lunar calender. It is the day dedicated to your relatives, especially your parents', to show your appreciation towards them whether they have passed or they are still alive.
During this very traditional holiday, Vietnamese temples have big celebrations which includes a variety of entertainment, such as performances, food, dragon dance, praying and more. Most temples have girls perform a choreographed dance where they are wearing an Ao Dai which is a long dress or directly translated into long shirt. There is also vegetarian food provided and sold for others to bring home. After the performance, those girls' usually hold baskets selling flowers to the auidence to raise money for the temple, white--- representing your mother has passed and pink--- representing your mother is still alive. As for the dead, the family and temple burns incense, joss paper, and paper Mache which is usually burned midday to show their respect and the missing of their presence.
The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar at night, corresponding to Thursday, Octorber 1, 2020. Today, it is an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity. Moon cake and lantern are something indispensable during Moon festival.
Where to go? – Lantern city Luong Nhu Hoc in District 5, Aeon mall, …
Time: September 30 and Octorber 1, 2020.
Vietnam National Holiday
On Sept. 2th, 1945, Vietnam declared its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
To celebrate Vietnam national day, the red flats are displayed everywhere through Vietnam country. In Ba Dinh Square in Ha Noi, where Declaration of Independence was made, people gather to listen the speeches, watching paradise and firework to remind the heroic victory after 75 years.
Breaking Vietnam - Freestyle Session Vietnam
Breaking Vietnam is the first official tournament to be led and approved by the Vietnam Gymnastics Federation, Vietnam Dance Council, Department of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City, and the GMV team together. This is aimed at creating a movement to train and prepare athletes (athletes) to participate in the upcoming international Breaking competitions.
The event include many kind of dancing battle such as Bboy, Bgirl,.. specially, battle 5-5 can be available for foreigners in Vietnam.
Time: 19/06 – 21/06/2020
Venue: Nguyen Hue walking street
Follow the event here.
Vietnam's Teacher Day
Vietnam’s Teacher Day is an special occasion for students to give the best wishes, express their gratitude, respect to their teachers. They are the teachers who stand in class, or the advisors, seniors who teach you a lot of thing. On this day, teacher’s house, even they retired, is always full with students. Each of them give to the teacher the beautiful presents.
Venue: teacher’s house
Time: all day
On Christmas Eve, young people like to go into the city centre, where there is a Catholic Cathedral. The streets are crowded with people on Christmas Eve and somewhere cars are not allowed.
People celebrate by taking pictures and enjoying the Christmas decorations and lights of big hotels and department stores. Lots of cafes and restaurants are open for people to enjoy a snack!
Venue: mall, cafe,…
Time: crowded in eve