Festival

Cau Bong Festival

Yearly, this festival takes place on a nice day in spring on Hoi An river (near Cua Dai). It is the ceremony for beginning crops of the new year. The festival includes a boat race, with a wish for fruitful crops, prosperity and security for the local people.

Vehicle procession Duoc festival

Vehicle procession festival takes place in Duoc market, Binh Trieu ward, Thang Binh district, attaches to the legend of Ms Nguyen Thi Cua. She was very supernatural, gave medicine & treated as well as punished corrupt officials. She herself turned deserted area into the crowed market called Duoc market. To memorize her, people formed the temple. On annual January 11, there is a festival including quiet-seeking, worshiping, lion dancing, classical drama, boat race and especially the palanquin mass around the village for people’ worshiping.

Nguyen Tieu Festival

The festival is held in Trieu Chau and Quang Trieu clubhouses on lunar January 16th. This is the first worship in the year of people descended from Trieu Chau and Quang Dong provinces (in China). Apart from traditional rituals, there are lion dances and lottery games. The festival lures the large participation of Chinese people and visitors.

Lady Thubon Festival

It is a traditional festival of ancient Champa people that is inherited & kept till nowadays. This festival falls on lunar February 12th in Lady Thu Bon’s Palace in Duy Tan commune, Duy Xuyen district. Lady Thu Bon, also known as Lady Bo Bo, the woman who made great contributions to found agriculture and fishery in alluvial land. During the festival, the atmosphere is excited and animated. Apart from the offering, the festival includes traditional games and processions such as: regatta, vehicle and water processions, dances and festival songs. In these days, Thu Bon river is sometimes waved by the acclamation and encouragement along two riversides but sometimes is engraved and fond in the memory of the past.
Now, Lady Thu Bon festival is being revived with many ancient games of Central region by Duy Xuyen authorities.
Coming to the festival, tourists have a chance to visit My Son Temple and Tower Zone – a famous world’s cultural heritage.

Commemoration festival of the founder of bird’s nest

Local people celebrate this festival in order to pray for blessings; remind and show gratitude towards forebears who had positive influence on the craft of exploiting salanganes' nest; enhance pride and raise awareness about protecting precious natural resources of sea as well as islands. The worship ceremony is taken place in festive atmosphere with various activities such as Commemoration festival of the founder of bird’s nest; Fishing Village Festival (boat racing, tug of war using boats at sea, Bai Choi singing, and ''blind man beating pots'' game); cuisine markets with delicious food of Cham Islands (marine specialties, forest vegetables, salty small stuffed glutinous flour cakes, dry salanganes' nest, steamed salanganes' nest with lotus seeds, salangane wine, holothurian and abalone wine, etc.); sea tours around tourism areas in Cham Islands, salanganes' caves (To Vo Cave), Bai Huong fishing village; marine species and corals sightseeing in glass-bottom boats and glass-bottom punts in Bai Nan area.

Lady Thien Hau’s birthday Festival

This festival is organized in Phuc Kien and Ngu Bang club house by Chinese people living in Hoi An on lunar March 23rd every year, to worship the goddess who save ships and boats in danger at sea. The festival is divided into two parts: the first part is traditional rituals of the Chinese style and the second part is traditional performances such as lion dance and consulting the oracles. The clubhouse grounds are colourfully decorated. A large number of local people and visitors take part in the exciting atmosphere during the festival.

Long Chu Festival

Every year, the festival takes place on lunar July 15th. This is the festival of fishing villagers around Hoi An city to get rid of plague when coming to new season. It is organized in the common house in hamlets and communes. During the festival, there is a procession of Long Chu (King boat in the form of a dragon-a holy symbol to prevent bad evils from the common house to the riverbank, then Long Chu is floated into the sea.
Before the festival, shamans put up incense table and put amulets in the place believed as the shelter of ghosts and devils. Following the shamans, teenagers with cold steel (machete) in their hands clear the bushes along the village path and together sing in response to each other in an exciting atmosphere. During the day of main festival, the priest holds offering rituals; after that, the Long Chu procession takes place to get rid of ghosts and epidemic around the village. In the festival, traditional games and classical drama last from morning till night.

Cau Ngu Festival

Being traditional festival that originates from the custom of worshipping the Great Whale, who is regarded as the tutelary deity of local fishermen, Cau Ngu Festival has become the characteristic religious community activity of coastal people. This festival provides a suitable opportunity for them to pray for having perfect weather conditions, getting lucky fishing trips, and expressing their thanks to Nam Hai god who protects fishermen from offshore danger. Along with the major ceremonies including The Whale Worship Ceremony performed in traditional rituals at Great Whale mausoleum and Nam Hai God Worship Ceremony held at port, there are various typical traditional cultural folk activities of fishermen in Quang Nam. Particularly, besides Ba Trao singing, as known as a unique form of dancing and performing that is not only formal but also festive, numerous types of cultural activities are celebrated such as Ho Khoan repartee singing, boat racing and punt shaking. These entertainment activities create exciting and relaxing atmosphere over the fishing village before starting the new fishing season.

Minh Hai Ancestor Worship

On November 7th every lunar year, this worship is usually carried out in the Chuc Thanh pagoda, consisting of Buddhist rituals. After the worship, there are entertainment activities, music, camps and traditional games.

Hoi An Full Moon Night

This falls on lunar 14 every month - the day of the full moon. At night, Hoi An looks like a great stage, fanciful and briliant with colorful lanterns. Hoi An people wearing ancient clothes become actors in reciting poems, playing mah-jong and chess together. These activities relive the beautiful atmosphere of an ancient port with rural pleasures in traditional festivals. From 6.00 p.m till midnight, the whole ancient town are quite, and no vehicles. Both travellers and regional people, Vietnamese and foreigners go for a walk together in the cozy atmosphere, unforgettable memories.

The Quang Nam Heritage Festival

First held in 2003, the Quang Nam Heritage Festival has been an important cultural and tourist event ever since. One of the foremost events of its kind to be held in Quang Nam Province, it offers numerous and diverse activities relating to the cultural heritage of this region. At the festival, visitors will enjoy the lively atmosphere created by its unique combination of traditional arts, crafts, folk games, music, and other activities.

Over the years, the Quang Nam Heritage Festival has also become a place of artistic and cultural interchange, with artists, actors, athletes, and international visitors mingling and exchanging ideas.