Hội An Lunar New Year 2020 event information

Lunar New Year Festival is the most important spiritual holiday in the cultural life of Vietnamese people because this is a privileged occasion for each person to find their way back to their origin and spiritual values that have become the tradition of our nation for generations. In this lively atmosphere, Hội An city organizes many interesting cultural and entertainment activities for local people, expatriates and tourists to Hội An on Tết holiday 2020.

As usual, the Lunar New Year Festival has the participation of the procession “Traditional singing and dancing of spring welcome” marching through the streets in the ancient town to bring the joy and luck to everyone. The highlight of Tết Festival is the artistic show “Hội An Lunar New Year’s Eve 2020” at 10:30 pm on January 24, 2020, at An Hội Sculpture Garden. The program has the participation of singers from Japan, such as Ueno Yuka, Kawamura Yui and Kolme group; with many art performances which were choreographed elaborately to welcome the new spring, and the spectacular firework performance in the transition moment between the old year and the new year.

Also in this Lunar New Year Festival, in order to continue promoting the image of the traditional occupation villages in Hội An, the city solemnly hosts Trà Quế Good-crop praying festival on January 31, 2020, Death anniversary of Kim Bồng Carpentry Village’s founder on February 5, 2020, Cẩm Nam Corn Festival on February 8 & 9, 2020. Besides, there are  many exhibiting and entertainment activities organized regularly such as Spring Flower Festival, Exhibition “Orchid Flower on New Year”, Photography exhibition “Tết in Hội An – Past & Present”, folk games, experience activities, etc. The Lunar New Year Festival promises to bring people and visitors a lively and meaningful spiritual life during this occasion.

Source: http://www.hoianworldheritage.org.vn/en/news/New-notice/hoi-an-lunar-new-year-2020-event-information-586.hwh

Hoi An in Vietnam has been voted the best city in the world for 2019

The Vietnamese city of Hoi An has been named the best in the world at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Jumping up from 8th place in last year’s annual readers survey, it knocks Mexican San Miguel de Allende off the top spot, which is has held for the last two years (and now sits second). Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value. One person called Hoi An a ‘little gem of a place’, while another praised its vegan and vegetarian options. For some, it was the shopping that really shone, with a reader saying ‘you can have anything made to order’. Others praised the infrastructure, crediting the chilled atmosphere to the fact the city’s located right beside a river, and the Old Town area is completely pedestrianised. Hoi An is considered one of the safest cities in Asia, and the night markets are renowned for their street food and fresh produce.

Reference : https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/16/hoi-vietnam-voted-best-city-world-2019-10349021/


Festival in Hội An 2019

1/ Hội An New Year Festival 2019
– December 24th, 2018 to January 01st, 2019.
– An Hội Sculpture Garden, the ancient town, hotels, restaurants…
2/ The 4th Cam Ha Kumquat Festival 2019
– January 11th to 12th, 2019
– Trảng Kèo residential zone
3/ Death anniversary of the founder of sewing
– January 17th, 2019
– Needlework households.
4/ Hội An Lunar New Year Festival 2019
– January 27th to February 14th, 2019
– Hội An City, public areas and Hội An ancient town
5/ Death anniversary of the founder of  Kim Bồng carpentry
– February 10th, 2019
– Tiền Hiền Communal House – Kim Bồng Carpentry Village, Thu Bồn River.
6/ Trà Quế good crop praying festival 2019
– February 11th, 2019
– Trà Quế Vegetable Village
7/ Nguyên Tiêu festival 2019   
– February 18th  to 20th, 2019
– Quan Công Temple, other temples and pagodas in Hoi An
8/ Cẩm Nam Corn festival 2019
– February 19th  to 20th, 2019
– Thanh Nam Đông, Cẩm Nam ward
9/ Hội An International Food festival, 2019 
– March, 2019
– An Hội Sculpture Garden, restaurants
10/ Whale workshiping festival
– March 11th to 12th, 2019
– Ông Ngư Temple, Tân Hiệp
11/ Earth Hour 2019
– 20g00 – 21g00 in March 23rd , 2019
– Hội An City
12/ Death anniversary of the founder of  salangane occupation
– April 14th, 2019
– Ancestor of salangane occupation’s temple, Chàm island
13/ Whale workshiping festival
– May 07th to 08th, 2019
– Ông Ngư Temple, Tân Hiệp
14/ The 6th Vietnam International Choir Competition in Hội An 2019 
– May 15th to 19th, 2019
– Hội An Theater, Hội An City, Hội An Beach Resort’s Hall, An Hội Sculpture Garden
15/ The 10th anniversary of  the recognition of Chàm island in Hội An – The World biosphere reserve (26/5/2009 – 2019)
– May 26th, 2019
– Tân Hiệp – Chàm island
16/ Death anniversary of Quan Công 
– July 26th, 2019
– Quan Công Temple
17/ Death anniversary of the founder of  pottery occupation 
– August 10th, 2019
– Thanh Hà Pottery Village
18/ The 17th Hội An – Japan Cutural Exchange Festival 2019
– August 23th  to 25th, 2019
– Hội An ancient town
19/ Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
– September 11th to 13th, 2019
– Public areas and Hội An ancient town
20/ Vietnamese cultural heritage day; The 20th anniversary of the recognition of the world cultural heritage of Hội An ancient town
– June to December, 2019
– Hội An ancient town, relics
21/ The reappearance of “Hội An by night in the early 20th century”   
– 18g30-21g30 on the 14th day of every lunar month
– Hội An ancient town

Source: http://www.hoianworldheritage.org.vn/en/news/New-notice/festival-in-hoi-an-2019-523.hwh