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Colorful festive seasons in HCMC

Colorful festive seasons in HCMC

The city converges with many ethnic groups living together, creating a colorful rhythm of life. The endless fun activities and bustling carnival atmosphere will attract and delight you no matter what season of the year you visit the city. The festivals take place throughout the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter associated with the hustle and bustle of the local people. If you love the city's culture and want to immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere here, you will certainly not be able to ignore the suggestions in the article.


Welcoming Spring with Lunar New Year Festival

On the occasion of the Traditional New Year, you can go to ancient and sacred spaces that locals often frequent such as Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, Tan Dinh Church, Jade Emperor Pagoda or Tomb of Le Van Duyet to light incense and pray for a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year The most monumental activities is the Lunar New Year Festival held by the Chinese community in Cho Lon from the 12th to the 15th (in Lunar calendar). The bustling street parade had more than 600 participants. The festival also has art exhibitions, calligraphy, ink painting, lion dance and traditional opera.



Don't forget to wear beautiful costumes and visit Nguyen Hue flower street in the center of District 1, on display from December 28 to the 4th of the Traditional New Year. More than a decade of recreating the legend of "Nguyen Hue flower market" every Tet to spring, the pedestrian street is more than 700m long, decorated with fresh flowers and many scenes of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City from distant past to present day. You will find many beautiful photo angles to check-in here. At the same time, you can also stop by Mai Vang Street - Ong Do Street at Youth Cultural House to ask for words of luck, take souvenir photos or visit the spring flower festival at Tao Dan Park.


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In the summer, performing the Ao Dai Festival

Early summer is the time when Ho Chi Minh City eagerly organizes the annual Ao Dai Festival. Initiated in 2014, the festival contributes to honor and promote the beauty of the traditional Ao Dai of Vietnamese women. There are many activities for you to experience such as visiting the Vietnamese Costume Institute, watching the Ao Dai performance, listening to the sharing from experts in the seminar on the topic of Ao Dai. Throughout the city, locals eagerly participated in photo and video photography contests in traditional Ao Dai. You can also find and buy an Ao Dai ready-made by artisans for sale at traditional shops and markets in the center of District 1.




Mid-Autumn Festival featuring ceremony of Nghinh Ong Can Gio

In the middle of autumn, the fishing community living in Can Gio district, southeast of the city, jubilantly organizes Nghinh Ong Festival, which lasts from August 15 to 17 (in Lunar calendar). The festival is an occasion for the fishing community to give thanks for a bountiful fishing season and pray for peace for the new fishing season. On the shore, there are so many colorful parades; they also have an exhibition of marine development achievements combined with singing and performing arts. Under the wharf, many boats, both large and small, are busy with painting and decorating. You can buy boat tickets to watch the procession of the sea god, enjoy fresh seafood and the festive atmosphere.



At the same time, the atmosphere of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival is vibrant in the city center. You should visit Luong Nhu Hoc Street - commonly known as lantern street in District 5 to enjoy and take photos of the scenery, intertwined handmade lanterns which are crafted and sold by artisans.


At the end of winter, sparkling New Year's Eve

At the end of winter, the city is more and more busy preparing for the New Year Festival. A series of epic events are held throughout the city. Everywhere is decorated with shimmering, brilliant artistic lights. There are also many special performances of traditional arts, fireworks in public places. This is also the time when restaurants and hotels in the city organize culinary festivals of Vietnamese and international styles, bringing you many delicious and beautiful dishes and an interesting culinary experience.