Lantern Festival in Hoi An, Vietnam

Lantern Festival happens in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province from late December to late January on the lunar calendar. The Festival is a character in the traveling culture of Hoi An. It attracts attention, sightseeing of locals and tourists everywhere. The lantern products are wonderful works made from silk and bamboo and entirely designed and produced by hand. Their meaning is usually forward good luck and prosperity in the next year. The lanterns usually have ball and garlic shapes with harmonious lines and warm colors.

From inside the houses to the gates and throughout streets, anywhere, people also meet Hoi An lanterns swing in wind. In the morning, when people do not use electric light, the colors of the lanterns are also enough to make the streets become bright. At night, when power is opened, the streets are full of yellow, red and blue colors. At night, going on the streets full of light and in the rather cold weather of the Lunar New Year, walkers have the mood both eager and happy, expecting a new year as bright, warm and complete as the lanterns.

Of the streets in Hoi An on the Lunar New Year occasion, no street is as sparkling as Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, which is along the bank of the poetic Hoai River. The lanterns and works made from lanterns are decorated along the street where the locals and tourists gather to get to enjoy and take photos. Hoi An Lantern is not only a thing to decorate but also a symbol of the Lunar New Year day beside apricot branches, peaches branches. Looking at lanterns, apricot flowers, and peach flowers, people know a new year is coming.

Lantern Festival in Hoi An is a special spring festival in Hoi An. If you have a chance to travel to Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province on the Lunar New Year, do not forget to join the festival to experience a dreamlike world.

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