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Ba Chua Xu Festival, June

The Ba Chua Xu Festival, Vietnam or the Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival is the major folk festivity of South Vietnam. It takes place in Sam Mountain, situated at a distance of 5 kilometers from a town in Giang province called Chau Doc. Full of traditions; this mountain houses some key historical places like Tay An Pagoda, the Ba Chua Xu Shrine, the Hang Pagoda, and the Imperial Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau

Cau Ngu Festival, August

In Phan Thiet City from August 1 to 4, visitors have an opportunity to observe a traditional festival for fishermen called 'Cau Ngu'. Cau Ngu is a local festival, and involves worship of Ong Nam Hai, or the Whale, which is believed to help fishermen. During Cau Ngu, fishermen pray for calm seas, an abundant catch of fish, and peace for all. The celebrations consist of both religious customs and activities for entertainment. 

Cow Racing Festival, September
The Khmer honor their ancestors on the last day of the Khmer calendar every year. The Khmer is a group of ethnic minority people living in Mekong Delta, Vietnam. One important feature of their customs is the Cow Racing Festival, Vietnam. Today it is one of the major festivals of Vietnam.

Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival, September

Is held every year on the 9th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. It is one of the popular Vietnam festivals & events in Haiphong City. The preparations for this buffalo fighting festival however begin from the 5th and the 6th lunar month itself. The competing buffalos are selected and methodically trained months in advance of the Do Son B More than 30,000 people flocked into a stadium in Do Son town, in the northern city of Hai Phong, to attend the Do Son buffalo fight festival 2007 which was held on September 19th (the 9th day of the eighth lunar month). 16 buffaloes which were carefully selected, participated in the final round. After nearly nine hour long fierce fights, buffalo No 26 from Dong Dinh Hieu in Van Son precinct won the championship.

Ghe Ngo Festival Vietnam, November
November is the time for the Vietnamese people to make eat, drink and make merry. A season of festivities, November is also the time for the annual Ghe Ngo Festival, Vietnam, one of the most popular of the tribal festivals in Vietnam.

Honchen Temple Festival Vietnam, Twice a year in the 3rd and the 7th lunar months Is celebrated in the Hon Chen Temple which is situated in Ngoc Tran Mountain, which is about 10 kilometers away from the city of Hue. It is a festival filled with lots of pomp and color and just like the other Vietnam festivals and events it has some mythical or religious connotations to it.The Hon Chen Temple Festival, Vietnam taking place two times in a year is very popular among the localities and also welcomes tourists from all over, to take part in the merry making.  

Hung King's Temple Festival
(Vinh Phu) 3rd month of the lunar calendar
The Hung King's Temple Festival (Vinh Phu), Vietnam is held to worship the Hung Kings, who played an important role in establishing the nation. It takes place from the 9th to the 11th of the third month of the lunar calendar in the Thuong Temple. The Huong Kings worshiped their deities in this temple located in the Nghia Linh Mountain in the Hy Lang Commune of the Phong Chau District in Phu Tho Province. Today the Hung King's Temple Festival (Vinh Phu) has become one of the major Vietnam festivals and events. The festival lasts for 3 days from the 9th to the 11th.

Kate Festival, Vietnam
is observed by the Cham ethnic group, who mainly reside in the An Phuoc district of Ninh Thuan and more specifically, the rituals of the Kate Festival take place at Poklong Garai Tower, the Po Rome Tower and the Po Nagar Tower. This very soulful festival is held on the first ten days of the seventh month of the Cham Calendar, which is roughly September or October and extending up to the early days of November, according to the Gregorian calendar.
Keo Pagoda Festival in Vietnam
is held from the 13th to 15th of the ninth lunar month annually, 100 days after the death of the Buddhist monk Duong Khong Lo. As with all other Vietnam festivals & events, Keo Pagoda Festival also begins with a procession to remind people of the anniversary of the Buddhist monk. This is followed by a boat race and a literary recital competition during the day. The night is welcomed by the trumpet and drum competition. Every year the people of the commune offer prayer at the Keo Pagoda which was built in the 17th Century in honor of the monk.
Lim Festival Vietnam
The Lim Festival, Vietnam takes place on the 13th day of the first lunar month in Lim Village which is 18 Kms from Hanoi. This is the most well-known of the festivals in Vietnam when the famous folk song Quan Ho is performed. The legend says that a woman of Noi Due hamlet in Vietnam named Ba Mu , who attained enlightenment after becoming a Buddhist monk at the Lim Pagoda, had ended a drought in the village on the request of the villagers. Henceforth the people of the village, now Lim Village worshipped her as their protector and took the date of her enlightenment as the date of the Lim Festival in Vietnam.

Master Pagoda Festival Vietnam
The Vietnamese are one people firmly attuned to their cultural past and the vibrant and exotic culture of Vietnam finds a reflection in the various Vietnam festivals & events. Vietnamese festivals simply jostle for space in the Vietnamese calendar and give the tourist to get intimate with the indigenous customs and traditions of the people. The Master Pagoda Festival, Vietnam is one of the major festivals in Vietnam that gives the tourist a chance to get acquainted with the mythologies of this ancient land.
National Day of Vietnam
National Day of Vietnam is celebrated on 2nd of September. September 2nd in Vietnam symbolizes the August 1945 Revolution and Vietnam National Day. On this day in 1945 President Ho Chi Minh had solemnly read the Declaration of Independence in Vietnam at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi. With this he proclaimed the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. This event marked the beginning of a new era for the Vietnamese nation

New Year's Day in Vietnam
The New Year’s Day is celebrated with great festivities and fervor around the world and Asia is no exception. Nevertheless it is a fact the New Year’s Day in Vietnam or in other Asian Countries is not the same as the West. This is because most of the Asian nations go by the lunar calendar especially while celebrating their festivals. However leaving aside the traditions for a while youth and the general crowd in Vietnam go all the way out to welcome the New Year’s Day in Vietnam along with the rest of the world.

Oc Om Boc Festival Vietnam
Oc Om Boc Festival, Vietnam is a religious ceremony when the moon god of Kho Me minority group is worshipped in Soc Trang Province of South Vietnam. One of the most prominent of the festivals of Vietnam, it falls in October as per the Gregorian Calendar and on December 15th of the Buddhist calendar. 

Phong Sinh (Buddha's Birthday) Vietnam
Vietnam a country in South East Asia is full of traditions, customs and beliefs. Hence there is nothing unusual in the never ending list of Vietnamese festivals and events that takes place through out the year. These celebrations speak of Vietnam itself, about its lovely people, their lifestyle, their songs and dances, their laughter and tears and everything else. Most of these festivals are very colorful, full of pomp and show and enthusiastic people. Even tourists from far off lands yearn to be a part of the festival on their trip to Vietnam. Phong Sinh (Buddha's Birthday), Vietnam is one such festival, which people celebrate with immense joy.

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