The Tan Vien Son Thanh Festival features many lively and vibrant activities Hanoi hosts numerous captivating events and festivals during Tet. Among them, the Lantern Festival at West Lake, featuring a display of 2,024 drones, is a highly anticipated event.
2,024 drones will perform at the 'Hanoi Art Light Festival - Radiant Thang Long,' showcasing images of King Ly Thai To granting the capital, dragons from the Ly Dynasty, and the Thang Long Imperial Citadel...
1. Tet Festival 2024
Taking place in the picturesque setting of Phung Hung Street, Hoan Kiem, from January 25th to February 9th, Tet Pho 2024 is an event showcasing traditional folk products such as Hang Trong folk paintings, Kim Hoang paintings, Dong Ho paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, woven bamboo, and traditional toys... all brought by renowned artisans from various craft villages.
The Tet Festival 2024 takes place in the picturesque setting of Phung Hung Street, Hoan Kiem, from January 25th, 2024, to February 9th, 2024
2. The Spring Calligraphy Festival and Calligraphy Exhibition
From February 3rd, 2024, to February 19th, 2024, the Spring Calligraphy Festival and Calligraphy Exhibition will take place at the Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam. The main activities include calligraphy writing sessions, requesting calligraphy pieces, and an exhibition themed around filial piety in calligraphy.
Additionally, visitors can immerse themselves in the traditional educational examination atmosphere, learn about craft villages and handicrafts of Hanoi, and enjoy art performances and ethnic music and dance shows.
The Spring Calligraphy Festival and Calligraphy Exhibition take place at Van Lake within the Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam
3. The 'Radiant Thang Long' Art Light Festival
To welcome the Spring of the Year of the Dragon 2024, the People's Committee of Tay Ho District has collaborated to organize the 'Radiant Thang Long' Art Light Festival with the theme 'A Day in the Capital - A Thousand Years of History' on February 9th at Nguyen Dinh Thi Street, Trich Sai.
Residents of the capital will have the opportunity to admire the grandiose art light show featuring 2024 drones.
The light festival will officially take place at 11:30 PM on February 9, 2024 at the intersection of Van Cao Street and West Lake in Hanoi. The entire Nguyen Dinh Thi (Nguyễn Đình Thi) - Trich Sai (Trích Sài) road is where spectators can enjoy the light show.
The 'Radiant Thang Long' Art Light Festival is a drone performance with a record-breaking number of drones in the Southeast Asia region
4. The Dong Da Mound Festival
The Dong Da Mound Festival is held on February 13th and 14th at the historical site of Dong Da Mound. This annual event commemorates the merit and celebrates the glorious victory of the hero Nguyen Hue.
The festival features main activities such as ceremonies, processions of King Quang Trung and Queen Ngoc Han, lion and dragon dances, as well as epic performances reenacting the image of the Tay Son righteous army.
The Dong Da Mound Festival is held annually to commemorate the merit of King Quang Trung
5. The Perfume Pagoda Festival
The Perfume Pagoda is a renowned spiritual tourism destination near Hanoi. As every year, the pagoda holds its opening ceremony on the 6th day of the 1st lunar month (corresponding to the 15th day of the 2nd lunar month).
In addition to religious rituals, visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty of places like Yen Stream and Huong Tich Cave.
The Perfume Pagoda Festival always attracts a large number of Buddhist followers for worship and sightseeing
6. The Soc Temple Festival of Saint Giong
The Giong Festival is held from February 15th, 2024, to February 17th, 2024, at the Soc Temple Complex, located in Ve Linh hamlet, Phu Linh commune, Soc Son district. Two main annual activities include the ritual bathing of the statue of Saint Giong and the offering ceremony.
Additionally, the festival features various interesting activities such as the 'bamboo flower snatching' tradition for good luck and theatrical performances depicting the battle scenes.
The Giong Festival takes place from February 15th, 2024, to February 17th, 2024, at the Soc Temple Complex, located in Ve Linh hamlet, Phu Linh commune, Soc Son district
7. The Tan Vien Son Thanh Festival
Taking place over two days on February 23rd, 2024, and February 24th, 2024, at the historical sites of Lower Temple, Middle Temple, and Upper Temple in Ba Vi district, the Tan Vien Son Thanh Festival is a special celebration to honor the Mountain Deity and pray for favorable weather in the upcoming year.
Besides the ritual of fetching water, the festival features numerous folk activities and games for visitors to participate in, such as stick pushing, mountain climbing, Chinese chess, tug-of-war, shuttlecock kicking, cockfighting, archery, wrestling, volleyball, and football.
The Tan Vien Son Thanh Festival features many lively and vibrant activities
In conclusion, the Tet holiday of 2024 in Hanoi promises to be an exhilarating experience filled with a diverse array of cultural celebrations and festivities. From the captivating Lantern Festival at West Lake with its spectacular drone display to the traditional Spring Calligraphy Festival and Calligraphy Exhibition at Van Lake, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The city comes alive with the vibrant energy of events like the Dong Da Mound Festival, the Perfume Pagoda Festival, the Soc Temple Festival of Saint Giong, and the Tan Vien Son Thanh Festival, each offering unique rituals, performances, and activities that showcase the rich heritage and vibrant spirit of Hanoi.
As residents and visitors alike come together to celebrate the arrival of the new year, these hot events serve as vibrant reminders of the city's cultural richness and its enduring traditions.