Hoi an lanterns

In the Hoi An Old Town, you just don’t want lớn miss the Hoi An Lantern Festival. Lantern Festival is one of the most unique attractions of Hoi An & in fact all throughout Vietnam giới. It is one of the main reasons thousands of both domestic and international visitors floông chồng every year, for a chance to lớn witness such a beautiful scene that cannot be experienced elsewhere.

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Lanterns are lit every night in Hoi An regardless of whether it is the Lantern Festival or not. Candles are placed and burned at the bottom of the colorful paper lanterns, creating a glowing atmosphere in the twinkling moonlight.

The Hoi An Lantern Festival will be held once every month. The lantern festival has become popular enough that even if your visit isn’t on the full moon date, you can still participate in the Hoi An traditional full moon festival most nights of the week. There are many things to lớn bởi vì in Hoi An beside the festival, but if possible, you should arrange a time lớn see Hoi An Lantern Festival which has been long regarded as one of the best things to lớn do whilst visiting Hoi An!

1. When does the Hoi An Lantern Festival 20đôi mươi take place?

Hoi An Lantern Festival is run on the 14th day of each lunar moon when the moon is at its fullest and brighthử nghiệm.


· January 19th, February 18th, March 19th, April 18th, May 18th.

· June 16th, July 16th, August 14th, September 12nd, October 12nd.

· November 10th, December 9th.


2. Where does the Lantern Festival happen?

Hoi An Lantern Festival takes places in the Hoi An Old Town area where colorful candlelit lanterns are. Much of the activities are centered at the An Hoi Bridge & along the banks of the Hoai nghiêm River. For those of you staying in the Hoi An City Center, it will be a short walk from your khách sạn. For those of you staying closer to lớn the beach, it will be a 10-15 minute taxi/shuttle ride inkhổng lồ the thành phố center.


3. What time does it start and finish?

The lantern festival technically commences quite late, between 9-10PM. Most people however begin to lớn gather in the Ancient Town as sunphối begins, where they can have dinner & relax having a drink as they wait for it to begin.

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From 8 pm, all the buildings located within here start to turn off their electrithành phố to lớn allow soft lights from the lanterns khổng lồ light the surroundings lớn create a magical glow.


4. What to expect?

This is a very special occasion for not only travelers visiting Hoi An to witness, but the local Vietnamese. The releasing of lanterns on the rivers is said khổng lồ bring good fortune và love sầu, as well as health và happiness.

In the center of the Hoi An Ancient town, vehicles và bicycles are prohibited at this time, which allows you khổng lồ roam the streets & alleyways whilst soaking up the magical atmosphere. Along the river, there will be lanterns lit, musical performances by locals & locals gathered outside their homes or businesses to lớn play games or simply socialize at this special time

Furthermore, there is no shortage of mouth-watering street food on offer as you stroll through along the riverside. Everything from snacks lớn vegetarian dishes are on offer, as well as “moon cakes”, filled with sweet red bean paste which is a must-try.

The Hoi An Lantern Festival is also an important time to worship deceased relatives, which is an incredibly important ritual for most Vietnamese. Families will present offerings such as food, drinks, flowers và nhái money in the believe sầu that it will result in good luông chồng & future prosperity for their family. For this reason, you will notice most locals get very involved with the festivities.


The performances held along the river also often contain poetry readings, showcasing the artistic side of local culture.


Some local dishes available are Cao Lau (a famous Hoi An dish with rice noodles, pork and fresh vegetables), Banh Bao (steamed dumplings filled with pork, mushrooms & other goodies), Banh Xoai nghiêm (mango cake) & also Xi Ma (a quality black sesame pudding). All street foods are worth a try và for the cheap price, it would be silly not to lớn at least once!


5. Travel Tips

Although all times of year to lớn enjoy the Hoi An Lantern Festival are great, the biggest celebration will be in February which is the first full moon of the lunar new year.If you enjoy photography, this is one of the best opportunities you will have in Vietnam to take stunning photos. Bring along your camera và enjoy the luminous glow of the Lantern Festival as the lights shimmer from the river.Home-made lanterns will be sold for around 10-trăng tròn,000VND (.5-1$USD) each.

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The colorful, lantern-filled evening at the Hoi An Lantern Festival is one of the most magical experiences you will have sầu in Vietphái mạnh, make sure you don’t miss it!

If you have any questions regarding the Hoi An Lanter Festival or regarding your travels in Vietphái nam, please feel free khổng lồ liên hệ our friendly staff who will be more than happy lớn help you.

YearMonthHoi An Lantern Festival Dates
2019SeptemberSeptember 12th, 2019
2019OctoberOctober 12th, 2019
2019NovemberNovember 10th, 2019
2019DecemberDecember 9th, 2019
2020JanuaryJanuary 8th, 2020
2020FebruaryFebruary 7th, 2020
2020MarchMarch 7th, 2020
2020AprilApril 6th, 2020
2020MayMay 6th, 2020
2020JuneJune 5th, 2020
2020JulyJuly 4th, 2020
2020AugustAugust 3rd, 2020
2020SeptemberSeptember 1st, 2020
2020OctoberOctober 30th, 2020
2020NovemberNovember 28th, 2020
2020DecemberDecember 28th, 2020
2021JanuaryJanuary 26th, 2021
2021FebruaryFebruary 25th, 2021
2021MarchMarch 26th, 2021
2021AprilApril 25th, 2021
2021MayMay 25th, 2021
2021JuneJune 23rd, 2021
2021JulyJuly 23rd, 2021
2021AugustAugust 21st, 2021
2021SeptemberSeptember 20th, 2021
2021OctoberOctober 19th, 2021
2021NovemberNovember 18th, 2021
2021DecemberDecember 17th, 2021
2022JanuaryJanuary 16th, 2022
2022FebruaryFebruary 14th, 2022
2022MarchMarch 16th, 2022
2022AprilApril 14th, 2022
2022MayMay 14th, 2022

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