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Famous Lantern Festivals - 2018 - 2019 Calender

Updated: Jan 28, 2019

Hoi An Lantern festival

The sun goes down and the lanterns come on in Hoi An.

One of the most magical aspects of this town are the lanterns. Any night of the week you will see the Ancient town alight with colourful lanterns, making it a gorgeous way to spend an evening.

Walking through the town by the river you will see many people lighting candles and making a wish, then putting the candle inside a paper lantern and sending it down the river.

However once a month Hoi An celebrates the full moon. This tradition started centuries ago, where on the full moon people from all over the region would come to participate. Its a time to be with family and friends and to celebrate and be grateful for all we have in life.

See the calendar below for the date of the full moon each month:

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Photo Credit: To Ms Linh Tran for her image of girl with cone hat on Home page.

Phote credit and thank you to Little Hoi An Group for their photos for home page and blog

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