1. Huong Pagoda (Huong Son, My Duc, Hanoi)
The festival is held from January 6 to the end of March in Lunar Calendar. This is one of the biggest and longest festivals in Vietnam.
Every year, the festival attracts millions of visitors from all over the country to take part in the Buddha's journey - where the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is practicing. Visitors been the festival also have the chance to be immersed in the impressive nature of the Yen stream, or the majestic scenery of Huong Tich.
2. Dong Da (Hanoi)
The festival takes place on the 5th of January Lunar Calendar. This is a celebration festival held to commemorate the glorious feat of arms of King Quang Trung.
Since the liberation (10/10/1954), Dong Da festival is considered the traditional festival, becoming the national holiday.
Dong Quang Temple near Dong Da mound is where the ceremony taken place, people can go there to incense for the remembrance of the heroic people who lay down for their motherland.
3. Vieng market (Nam Dinh)
The market takes place in the middle of the night, but every year, from the 7th of January Lunar Calendar, tourists are already coming back to Vieng market in Kim Thai commune, Vu Ban district (Nam Dinh), in the worship of Lady Lieu Hanh – one of the "four immortals" in Vietnam. This market is held only once a year, known as the market for buying lucky clothes.
4. Begin-a-new year writing Tran Temple (Nam Dinh)
The festival takes place in 3 days, usually from January 13th to 15th. This is one of the most famous spring festival in Vietnam to gratitude the Tran King.
In addition to Begin-a-new year writing for good luck in the new year festival in 14th and 15th of January in Lunar Calendar, the festival also organizes traditional activities including lion dance, dragon dance, Cheo singing, human chess, wrestling, martial arts outside the gate of the Temple of Five Temples ... Visitors to the Temple Festival Tran mainly to wish for successful year by asking for or buying the seal.
5. Yen Tu (Quang Ninh)
The festival begins on January 10th and ends in the end of the March lunar month, taken place in Yen Tu Pagoda (Quang Ninh) - the bronze pagoda located on the sacred mountain.
Yen Tu is not only famous for its beautiful scenery, ancient towers, pagodas but also for its location where the center of Buddhism in Vietnam - Truc Lam Yen Tu was formed
6. Doi Son (Duy Tien, Ha Nam)
Taken place from the 5th to the 7th of January Lunar Calendar, the festival is to promote the culture, the beauty of tradition, the long history from the 10th century of the country on Le Dai Hanh motherland.
7. Sinh village (Hue)
The festival takes place from 9th to 10th of January Lunar Calendar. It is a traditional artifact of Hue culture.
The festival not only carries the traditional spiritual element but also is a fun and full of martial spirit, where the participants can exercise while challenging their courage, confidence, teamwork, especially for young Vietnamese boys
8. Dong Da (Binh Dinh)
Dong Da - Tay Son Festival takes place from 4 to 5 January Lunar Calendar. The festival is an traditional wrestling festival to commemorate the great achievements of the Tay Son leaders, especially the hero Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue for their victory in Ngoc Hoi - Dong Da.
In addition to traditional ritual, the festival also organizes many folk cultural activities such as martial arts performances, Tay Son drum battle, boat racing, folk games, Tuong singing... attracting millions of domestic and foreign tourists.
9. Ba Den Mountain Festival (Tay Ninh)
Opening on the 4th lunar month, Ba Den Mountain Festival in Tay Ninh is one of the largest spring festivals in the South. In addition to religious activities, guests can also participate in watching film shows, performing arts, sports competitions, folk games bearing cultural identity.
10. Ba Chua Festival (An Giang)
This is one of the largest festivals in the South West, an opportunity to express sincere feeling to the Goddess of the area, honored as the mother of Chau Doc country. The festival is held annually from 23 April to 27 April Lunar Calendar at the Ba Chua Xu Temple in Nui Sam ward (formerly Vinh Te commune), Chau Doc town, An Giang province.