Vietnam is a country with many unique and diverse traditional festivals throughout the region, in which the festivals in Hue must be followed. These are all traditional festivals or folk festivals imbued with national identity. These festivals have been around for a long time in Hue, but are well organized, so they are very popular with tourists. Let’s find out the top 5 famous festivals in Hue that you should take part in!
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Top 5 Great Festivals in Hue
Hue Festival is one of the biggest cultural events, a festival only held once every two years and usually on even-numbered years. In 1992, the first Hue Festival was held in Vietnam with the name Vietnam-France Festival, after a while until 2000, it was renamed Hue Festival. This is also one of the major festivals in Hue held to honor and remembrance of traditional cultural values in the ancient capital. When visitors come to this festival, they will surely be overwhelmed by the lights, street performances, and several other interesting activities.
The festival is organized with the participation of many public programs under the light of thousands of light and sound devices, especially here at night fireworks – an activity that attracts millions of children to gather. Here, all will create a new scene and new nuances but still retain the traditional cultural identity of Hue.
There are many programs organized during the festival such as the Nam Giao sacrifice ceremony, Ao Dai festival, kite flying, poetry performance, country market festival, or human chess. Hue City can also recreate several festivals and some traditional Hue handicrafts are being restored to contribute to creating a diverse culture with many different professions and making a mark. separate seal for the ancient capital. Hue Festival is not only an activity to promote national cultural traditions, but the festival also contributes significantly to creating favorable conditions for the economic development of Hue.
Sinh Hue Village Martial Arts Association
- Time: January 10 (lunar calendar)
Referring to Hue, it seems impossible to forget the traditional culture of thousands of years of festivals. The martial arts festival of Sinh Hue village appeared quite early and is still preserved by the people here by holding an annual wrestling festival.
The festival is a traditional celebration to pray for health, peace, and a bountiful harvest, as well as an opportunity to entertain on the first day of Spring. This festival attracts a lot of attention from thousands of locals and tourists coming here to attend. This is a nice traditional cultural activity and encourages young people to participate to exercise their strength and courage.
Over time, the competition method of Sinh Village Wrestling has also changed a lot. In the old days, the winner was the one who beat all opponents to the last minute. Today, wrestling is divided into pairs to compete and the winner of the final match will win.
Hon Chen Temple Festival
- Time: March 3 or July of the lunar calendar every year
On the list of festivals that have existed for a long time in Hue is the Hon Chen Temple Festival. This festival attracts millions of visitors to discover the culture and history of the ancient capital.
This is one of the big festivals in Hue that is held very solemnly. This festival, also known as the Via Me festival, is like a festival of culture on the poetic Perfume River, crowded with flats (also known as pairing boats) with colorful flags and incense. This festival is to commemorate the merits of the Holy Mother Thien Y An Na for creating wealth and material things and teaching people how to cultivate crops.
Like many other religions, the beliefs in Hon Chen Temple direct people to a way of life that knows how to distinguish between evil, practice an honest nature, know how to live responsibly and be useful, and know-how to help the poor. This Hue festival has brought people together, contributing to Vietnamese culture more imbued with national cultural identity.
Traditional Boat Racing Association
- Time: National Day September 2nd
The boat is quite close to the Vietnamese people in life as well as customs. When coming to the ancient capital on National Day, you will experience the crowded and bustling atmosphere of the boat racing festival – an expression of the people’s joy on this day.
The traditional boat racing festival is organized with a rather special purpose as this is where boys and girls have the opportunity to meet and compete with each other, thereby contributing to creating a joyful and bustling atmosphere.
The boat racing festival brings joy to the people here, attracting a large number of tourists to see the traditional culture of the Vietnamese people in general and of Hue in particular. Because it is held on a public holiday, the boat racing festival in Hue welcomes thousands of tourists from all over the world. This festival not only carries the spirit of sports, but it is the way that the current generation marks an important historical moment in the hearts of millions of Vietnamese people.
Hot Air Balloon Festival
- Time: from April 26 to May 2 every year
The hot air balloon festival is part of the Hue Festival week, which is held in the imperial city of Hue and takes place for about a week from April 26 to May 2 every year. The held hot air balloon festival has contributed to promoting the beauty of Vietnam’s tourism culture and is highly appreciated by international tourists.
The International Balloon Festival in Hue brings 10 hot air balloon teams from countries such as Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Vietnam. This is what not only Vietnamese people expect, but international friends also look forward to this unique thing, the feeling of watching colorful, shaped hot air balloons flying into the sky looks amazing.
At the festival, the most prominent feature is the free-flying hot air balloon with an altitude of up to about 300m. In addition, there are some types with smaller sizes to serve the check-in and photo-taking needs of visitors.
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These are the biggest festivals in Hue that bring you new discoveries about the ancient capital. If you have the opportunity to visit Hue right in the holiday season, you should not miss these festivals in Hue. 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!
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