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Vietnam’s Hoi An to hold biggest-ever First Full Moon Festival

Friday, February 03, 2023, 16:10 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Hoi An to hold biggest-ever First Full Moon Festival
Local residents and tourists take part in activities to celebrate Tet Nguyen Tieu (First Full Moon Festival) in Hoi An, central Vietnam in 2022. Photo: K.T.H. / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Hoi An City, central Vietnam will hold a series of events to celebrate the annual Tet Nguyen Tieu this weekend.

The traditional Tet Nguyen Tieu, or the First Full Moon Festival falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month, has long been adored not only by locals but also visitors to the ancient city.

According to Pham Phu Ngoc, director of the Hoi An Center for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation, the festival will be organized on the largest scale ever this year.

It takes place in celebration of Hoi An’s First Full Moon Festival being recognized as national intangible cultural heritage early this month.

A ceremony to receive the title will be held on the morning of February 5.

This year, Hoi An’s First Full Moon Festival will be celebrated with events inside Hoi An’s Old Town as well as neighboring areas, including the Ancient Town night on February 4, a poem night at Cam Pho Temple from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm the same day, and more.

In addition, worshiping ceremonies within the framework of the festival at local Chinese assembly halls are scheduled for February 6. 

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