Nha Trang is a place with a long historical culture and many unique ancient festivals. Joining the journey to explore this beautiful bay, you will be immersed in many interesting and unique festivals. Let’s explore the top 5 famous festivals in Nha Trang with Vietnam Reviewer!
Top 5 famous festivals in Nha Trang
Cầu Ngư Festival
Nha Trang fishing festival is a festival with the meaning of praying for peace and protecting whales. For the people of Nha Trang sea, the whale is considered as the incarnation of the sea god because it often helps ships and fishermen in the stormy sea. This festival is held from February 11-13 of the lunar calendar every year. Festival activities start early in the morning, with the Nghinh Ong ritual. This is a very important ritual in the whole festival. People will choose the healthiest people, procession Ong Nam Hai’s palanquin to go to the sea to board a dragon boat to go out to sea.
Besides the Nghinh Ong Ceremony, the ordination ceremony also attracted the most concentration and participation of the people. The ordination procession was divided into two groups, one from the North and one from the South, both groups headed towards the Lang Ong area. Leading each troupe is the lion dance team. Following the lion dance troupe is a model of a boat surfing on the sea. An extremely vivid visual image has been realized by people in an interesting spiritual way. At the end of the procession are the members of the procession, dressed in antique-styled clothes, holding flags and weapons, lined up in two rows. At the end of the invitation ceremony, reporting the results of the previous year, praying for peace this year, he took him to the sea again. At this time, hundreds of large and small boats are parked offshore, decorated with flags and flowers, ready to wait for his orders.
Nha Trang Fishing Festival is a cultural and spiritual festival that has been built and preserved for many generations. If you have the opportunity to travel to Nha Trang around February or March of the lunar calendar, you will definitely have the opportunity to enjoy this unique Nha Trang fishing festival.
Ponagar Tower Festival Nha Trang
Ponagar Tower is a Champa temple located on top of a hill in Nha Trang, about 2 km from the city center. This is one of the famous tourist attractions in Nha Trang. This temple has been around for a very long time (about the 10th – 11th centuries), built-in an extremely unique architectural style imbued with the culture of the Cham people. Every year, on March 21-23 of the lunar calendar, this temple will take place a huge festival, which is considered the biggest folk festival of the year in Nha Trang. This festival is held in memory of the goddess Yang Po Inu Nùgar – the god created by clouds and seafoam, the creator of the Earth, producing precious wood, trees, and rice, and bestowing many blessings on the people.
The Ponagar Ponagar Festival in Nha Trang has many rituals such as: changing clothes, releasing lanterns, praying for national peace and prosperity, returning the money, offering food, offering Mother sacrifices, traditional sacrifices, and opening ceremonies. Dien and Ton Vuong ceremony, Ball dancing and Van singing. All ceremonies taking place in the festival are very dignified, showing the respect of all people.
Nha Trang Sea Festival
Nha Trang Sea Festival is a big and international festival. Held every 2 years, this festival is a very special cultural – tourism event to honor, preserve and promote the spiritual values and cultural identity of the people of Khanh Hoa in particular, and the Vietnamese people in general.
The program of Nha Trang Sea Festival has many activities, lasting from 4-5 days, held in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa. Activities with content imbued with traditional cultural values such as Fishing festival, Khanh Hoa bird’s nest food festival, folk games, swimming contest, etc. Especially after the session. The opening ceremony will be an impressive welcome fireworks display. Besides those activities, Nha Trang Sea Festival also has many art activities such as Fine art exhibitions, children’s painting contests, street art performances,…And many sports activities. entertainment such as swimming tournaments, beach volleyball tournaments, beach soccer tournaments in Khanh Hoa province,…
In particular, Nha Trang Sea Festival is also the gathering place of many famous singers, actors, artists, beauty queens, and runner-ups of Vietnam. So, what are you waiting for? but do not come to Nha Trang at this festival to immerse yourself in the vibrant and extremely bustling atmosphere. This is only held once in 2 years in Nha Trang.
Note: if you travel to Nha Trang on your own at these festivals, you should book flight tickets to Nha Trang / train and hotel rooms early to avoid the situation of running out of rooms or booking very close to the date.
Nha Trang has long been considered as one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam, this is a potential destination for international yachts and sailing ships. The Yacht Festival is held every 2 years, in the coastal city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province from July 11-15, bringing together dozens of yacht clubs from 22 countries around the world such as Singapore, China, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, Brunei, Dubai, Canada, USA, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa,…
The festival takes place with many attractive cultural and tourist activities at commercial centers, major streets, and famous tourist attractions of Nha Trang such as the photo contest “Legend of the sea”, racing. sailing boat, five continents food festival, street art performance,… Nha Trang International Cruise Festival is an event that helps best promote the image of the country, its people, and its economic and cultural potential and sea tourism of Khanh Hoa in particular and Vietnam in general in the integration period as well as attracting domestic and international investors and businesses.
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang Carnival Festival
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang Carnival is a European street carnival, organized by Vinpearl Land. This is a festival that many tourists have longed for in Vietnam to discover and experience, now it has become a unique mark of Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang. Carnival takes place from 16h – 16h30 every Friday and Saturday.
Carnival is a festival that originated in Rome, Greece, and it quickly spread to European countries as well as the whole world. Carnival is attractive by its excitement and brilliance with an extremely jubilant and bustling atmosphere. During this festival, visitors will admire the very special costumes and performances of characters walking on stilts, dwarfs, princesses,… And don’t forget to book a room at Vinpearl Nha Trang to fully participate in this festival!
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Above are the top 5 major festivals that visitors should not miss when coming to Nha Trang. These festivals have contributed significantly to the cultural and tourism development of Khanh Hoa province. It has become one of the special factors to attract a large number of domestic and international tourists. Vietnam Reviewer hopes that all of you will have a nice trip here. If you have any feedback or need help, please send an email through firstname.lastname@example.org!