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Festivals in Vietnam

The best traditional festivals in Vietnam for photographers

One of the most exciting things about exploring Vietnam is the number of colorful traditional festivals. These include harvest celebrations, love markets, fire dancing and all kinds of folk festivities, and they occur all across the country at different times of year. However, most foreign travelers know little about these festivals, making them hard to fit into a visit. For photographers, such events are especially attractive, offering a whole range of unique images, as well as an unforgettable experience of authentic local culture.

At Vietnam in Focus, we know many of these festivals well, but are only now building a bank of images and information in order to help photography-lovers attend them more easily. Over the next year, we will be traveling to all of the festivals below. The exact dates are often only confirmed close to the actual event, and we will update these as soon as we have them. Get in touch if you’d like to join us!

2022 – 23 Festivals in Vietnam Schedule
End of January / Beginning of FebruaryPa Then Fire Jumping FestivalHa Giang / Tuyen Quang
Gau Tao FestivalHa Giang
Roong PoocSapa
Ba Be Spring FestivalBa Be
End of February / Beginning of MarchXen Ban, Xen Muong FestivalSon La
End of March/ Beginning of AprilH’Tend FestivalQuang Ngai / Binh Dinh
Thac Con Khmer FestivalSoc Trang
End of April / Beginning of MayBinh Nghia Festival (Cham)Ninh Thuan
End of August / Beginning of SeptemberKate Festival (Cham – 7th month of Cham calendar)Ninh Thuan
September 1stMoc Chau Love MarketMoc Chau
End of September / Beginning of OctoberDo Son Buffalo Fighting FestivalDo Son
An Giang Ox Racing FestivalAn Giang
End of OctoberOk Om Bok FestivalSoc Trang

Available Festivals

Bac Ha Horse Racing Festival

Bac Ha Horse Racing Festival

Join us for one of northern Vietnam’s most colourful and exciting festivals. The Bac Ha Horse Races draw thousands of ethnic minority spectators to this scenic mountain town, making for a carnival of colour and festivity

Moc Chau Love Market

Moc Chau Love Market Photo Tour

Moc Chau Love Market attracts thousands of hill tribe people from all over Northwest Vietnam as they search for new love or old flames, Join us on a 3 day photography experience.