TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE HOI AN LANTERN FESTIVAL 2022

04/16/2020 08:15 PM

Lantern Festival in Hoi An

Hoi An Lantern Festival is an important occasion for travelers who visit Vietnam. Considering the paper lantern festival schedule is a must-do list before your travel. During the festival, all the lanterns will be lit up all around the Hoai river and the ancient town. It elaborates a colorful picture.

In the Hoi An Old Town, you just don’t want to miss the Hoi An Lantern Festival 2022. Lantern Festival is one of the most unique attractions of Hoi An and in fact all throughout Vietnam. It is one of the main reasons thousands of both domestic and international visitors flock every year, for a chance to witness such a beautiful scene that cannot be experienced elsewhere.

Floating Lantern Festival is lit every night in Hoi An regardless of whether it is the Lantern Festival or not. Candles are placed and burned at the bottom of the colorful paper lanterns, creating a glowing atmosphere in the twinkling moonlight.

The Hoi An Lantern Festival will be held once every month. The lantern festival has become popular enough that even if your visit isn’t on the full moon date, you can still participate in the Hoi An traditional full moon festival most nights of the week. There are many things to do in Hoi An besides the festival, but if possible, you should arrange a time to see Hoi An Lantern Festival which has been long regarded as one of the best things to do whilst visiting Hoi An!

1. When does the Hoi An Lantern Festival 2022 take place?

Hoi An Lantern Festival is run on the 14th day of each lunar moon when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

2022 LANTERN FESTIVAL DATES:

JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Jan – 16thFeb – 14thMar – 16thApr – 14thMay – 14thJune – 12th
JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
July – 12thAug – 11thSept – 9thOct – 9thNov – 7thDec – 7th

floating lantern festival

floating lantern festival

2. Where does the Lantern Festival happen?

Hoi An Lantern Festival takes places in the Hoi An Old Town area where colorful candlelit lanterns are. Much of the activities are centered at the An Hoi Bridge and along the banks of the Hoai River. For those of you staying in the Hoi An City Center, it will be a short walk from your hotel. For those of you staying closer to the beach, it will be a 10-15 minute taxi/shuttle ride into the city center.

lantern festival 2022

lantern festival 2022

3. What time does it start and finish?

The paper lantern festival commences quite late, between 9-10PM. Most people however begin to gather in the Ancient Town as sunset begins, where they can have dinner and relax having a drink as they wait for it to begin.

From 8 pm, all the buildings located within here start to turn off their electricity to allow soft lights from the lanterns to light the surroundings to create a magical glow.

hoi an lantern festival 2022

Hoi An lantern festival 2022

4. What to expect?

This is a very special occasion for not only travelers visiting Hoi An to witness, but the local Vietnamese. The releasing of lanterns on the rivers is said to bring good fortune and love, as well as health and happiness.

In the center of the Hoi An Ancient town, vehicles and bicycles are prohibited at this time, which allows you to roam the streets and alleyways whilst soaking up the magical atmosphere. Along the river, there will be lanterns lit, musical performances by locals and locals gathered outside their homes or businesses to play games or simply socialize at this special time

Furthermore, there is no shortage of mouth-watering street food on offer as you stroll through along the riverside. Everything from snacks to vegetarian dishes are on offer, as well as “moon cakes”, filled with sweet red bean paste which is a must-try.

The Hoi An Lantern Festival is also an important time to worship deceased relatives, which is an incredibly important ritual for most Vietnamese. Families will present offerings such as food, drinks, flowers and fake money in the believe that it will result in good luck and future prosperity for their family. For this reason, you will notice most locals get very involved with the festivities.

The performances held along the river also often contain poetry readings, showcasing the artistic side of local culture.

Some local dishes available are Cao Lau (a famous Hoi An dish with rice noodles, pork and fresh vegetables), Banh Bao (steamed dumplings filled with pork, mushrooms and other goodies), Banh Xoai (mango cake) and also Xi Ma (a unique black sesame pudding). All street foods are worth a try and for the cheap price, it would be silly not to at least once!

local culture

local culture

5. Travel Tips

  • Although all times of year to enjoy the Hoi An Lantern Festival are great, the biggest celebration will be in February which is the first full moon of the lunar new year.
  • If you enjoy photography, this is one of the best opportunities you will have in Vietnam to take stunning photos. Bring along your camera and enjoy the luminous glow of the Lantern Festival as the lights shimmer from the river.
  • Home-made lanterns will be sold for around 10-20,000VND (.5-1$USD) each.
  • If you want to learn How to make Lantern from Local People, Please Book Tour Experience Hoi An Countryside 1 Day

paper lantern festival

paper lantern festival

The colorful, lantern-filled evening at the Hoi An Lantern Festival is one of the most magical experiences you will have in Vietnam, make sure you don’t miss it!

If you have any questions regarding the Hoi An Lanter Festival or regarding your travels in Vietnam, please feel free to contact our friendly staff who will be more than happy to help you.

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Hoi An lantern festival 2022

YearMonthDates
2022JanuaryJanuary 16th, 2022
2022FebruaryFebruary 14th, 2022
2022MarchMarch 16th, 2022
2022AprilApril 14th, 2022
2022MayMay 14th, 2022
2022JuneJune 12th,2022
2022JulyJuly 12th,2022
2022AugustAugust 11th,2022
2022SeptemberSept 9th,2022
2022OctoberOct 9th,2022
2022NovemberNov 7th,2022
2022DecemberDec 7th,2022

Hoi An lantern festival 2023

YearMonthDates
2023JanuaryJan 5th,2023
2023FebruaryFeb 4th,2023
2023MarchMarch 5th,2023
2023AprilApril 4th,2023
2023MayMay 3rd,2023
2023JuneJune 1st,2023
2023JulyJuly 1st and 31st,2023
2023AugustAugust 29th,2023
2023SeptemberSeptember 28th,2023
2023OctoberOctober 28th,2023
2023NovemberNovember 26th,2023
2023DecemberDecember 26th,2023

Hoi An lantern festival 2024

YearMonthDates
2024JanuaryJanuary 24th,2024
2024FebruaryFeb 23rd,2024
2024MarchMarch 23rd,2024
2024AprilApril 22nd,2024
2024MayMay 21st,2024
2024JuneJune 19th,2024
2024JulyJuly 19th,2024
2024AugustAugust 17th,2024
2024SeptemberSeptember 16th,2024
2024OctoberOctober 16th,2024
2024NovemberNovember 14th,2024
2024DecemberDecember 14th,2024
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May Chone
May Chone
2 years ago

What day will the Latern Festival be in June 2020 ??

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