Mid Autumn Festival Lanterns.

8th Lunisolar Month in Vietnam: A Guide to Festivals and Observances (2023)

This article provides a list of festivals and observances in Vietnam of the 8th month in the lunisolar calendar (âm lịch) for the year 2023.

Gregorian Dates

In 2023, the 8th month of the lunar calendar falls between 22nd September and 21st October in the Gregorian calendar (dương lịch). The 8th month of the lunar calendar in 2023 is under the influence of the Rabbit (Thỏ) zodiac sign. 2023 is the year of the cat.

Festivals and Observances

Mid-Autumn Festival (Tết Trung Thu) – 29/09/23 (DL)

The most prominent celebration during the 8th lunar month is the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Tết Trung Thu. Typically occurring on the 15th day of the 8th month (29th September 2023).

Cow Racing in Tịnh Biên, An Giang (Hội Đua Bò Lễ Sen Đôn Ta) – 29/09/23 (DL)

Cow racing is a traditional festival of the An Giang Khmer people to celebrate Sen Dolta festival, one of three traditional Khmer holidays. The Ro pagoda bull racing festival is one special custom of the area. 

Snacks at the Mid Autumn Festival.
Snacks for sale during the Mid-Autumn Festival in District 5 of Hồ Chí Minh City.

Festivals Happening around Vietnam on the 8th Lunisolar Month

AL – Vietnamese Lunisolar calendar.
DL – Gregorian Calendar.

Please note festivals happening over multiple days will only be noted here on their first day. 


DL  AL  Event and Observance
Friday, September 15, 2023 01/08/2023 Bà Chúa Festival, Hà Nội. 30/7- 2/8 ÂL.

The Water Buffalo Festival, Đồ Sơn, Hải Phòng 2/8 AL.

Sunday, September 17, 2023 03/08/2023 Lê Văn Duyệt Grave Ceremony (Lăng ông bà Chiểu), Hồ Chí Minh City.
Thursday, September 28, 2023 14/08/2023 NGHINH ÔNG Festival, Cần Giờ,  Hồ Chí Minh City. 14 – 18/8AL.

Love Songs at the Love Market, Cao Bang. 14/8 AL.

Friday, September 29, 2023 15/08/2023 Côn Sơn Festival, Kiếp Bạc, Hải Dương Province. 15 – 20/8AL.

Đền Trần Festival, Nam Định Province. 15 – 20/AL.

Tết Trung Thu. 15/8AL.

đua bò Festival. An Giang. 15/8AL.

Saturday, September 30, 2023 16/08/2023 Nghinh Ông Festival, Vung Tau. 16 – 18/8AL.
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 20/08/2023 Hội Đền Đồng Bằng – Thái Bình Province – 20/8AL.
Friday, October 6, 2023 22/08/2023 Lam Kinh Festival – Thanh Hóa Province – 22/8AL.
Saturday, October 7, 2023 23/08/2023 Lễ Giỗ Tổ, Uông Bí, Quảng Ninh Province – 23/8 AL.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 26/08/2023 Nguyễn Trung Trực Ceremony. Rạch Giá. Kiên Giang Province.  26-28 8 AL.



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