Nha Trang, Vietnam offers visitors a rich array of events and festivals throughout the year that highlight its unique cultural identity and history.
Highlights the key events and festivals in Nha Trang from month to month, providing visitors with a huge choice of possible choice to play that once in a lifetime holiday around. Each one brings to life why Nha Trang is so representative of people from Vietnam. Click the events and festival links below for further information.
New Years Day: other than for business purposes, the changing of the year in the Gregorian calendar is given little observance by the Vietnamese. It is a national holiday but there are little in the way of celebrations.
Tet festival: celebrated across the country, the Tet Festival is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year and is a time for family and friends to get together. Unlike New Year celebrations in other SE Asian countries, Tet is relatively low key and involves fairly minimal public activities. In Nha Trang, locals like to pack food and head for the beach to enjoy the three days of freedom from work and responsibility.
Visit this website for further information about Tet Festival in Vietnam.
Po Nagar Festival: locals pay tribute to the spirit of the Holy Mother Po Nagar with a variety of activities. Religious rites are performed followed by entertainment which includes traditional Vietnamese opera and folk dancing.
Visit this website for further information about Po Nagar in Nha Trang.
Whale Festival: this annual affair has evolved from seafaring tales and legends, the most famous of which is the story of Nguyen Anh being saved from drowning by a sympathetic whale. Every year the locals of Nha Trang acknowledge such legends and pay tribute to these mighty mammals of the sea with a variety of ceremonies and activities.
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Am Chua Festival: is held at the Am Chua temple located half way up the Dai An mountain in the Dai Dien village. The festival is held in tribute to the spirit of Lady Thien Yana.
Visit this website for further information about Am Chua Festival in Nha Trang.
Ho Chi Minh's Birthday: the entire country is given a day off to celebrate the life of its most cherished historical figure Ho Chi Minh or Uncle Ho as he is affectionately known. Visitors can expect to see an abundance of national flags being flown and the locals respectfully remembering their national hero.
National Day: in Nha Trang and across the country, Vietnamese citizens celebrate the day in 1945 when Ho Chi Minh made the Declaration of Independence in Hanoi. National flags are hoisted and waved and locals enjoy a day off from work.
Mid Autumn Festival: families come together to celebrate the arrival of the autumn moon in what is essentially a festival of Chinese origin. The Chinese tradition of making and eating moon shaped cakes is followed while children are given gifts by their parents and street-based festivities take place.
Che Ngo Festival: among the most popular festivals in the Vietnamese calendar, Che Ngo is celebrated in Nha Trang with a variety of outdoors activities including firework displays, boat races and street processions.
Christmas Day: a sizeable Christian population in Nha Trang means that Christmas Day is celebrated with some enthusiasm. Local Christians attend mass on the 25th and enjoy gift giving and feasting traditions.