In Vietnam, the January on lunar calendar is the time of many unique and featured festivals of the year in Hanoi such as Huong pagoda, Dong Da or Giong festival.
Huong Pagoda Festival in Hanoi
Huong Pagoda Festival takes place in Huong Son Commune, My Duc district, Hanoi on January 6th and lasted until the end of March on lunar calendar. Coming to the festival, visitors not only get involved in the journey to the Buddha but also are immersed in the space of river and mountain with many hours on boat. In addition, there are many activities such as boating, hiking, watching Van or Cheo singing…
Dong Da festival in Hanoi
Dong Da festival takes place on January 5th on lunar calendar in Dong Da hill, Quang Trung ward, Hanoi. This is a victory festival which is held to commemorate the glorious achievement of King Quang Trung – the hero in the history of against foreign aggression.
After the sounds of drum, the sound of gong signalies the start of the procession of victory god, symbolizing the spirit of Tay Son troops, from Khuong Thuong communal house to Dong Da hill.