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9th Lunisolar Month in Vietnam: A Guide to Festivals and Observances (2023)

This article provides a list of festivals and observances in Vietnam of the 9th month in the lunar calendar (âm lịch) for the year 2023.

Gregorian Dates

In 2023, the 9th month of the lunar calendar falls between 15th October and 13th November in the Gregorian calendar (dương lịch). The 9th month of the lunar calendar in 2023 is under the influence of the water dog (nhâm tuất) zodiac sign. 2023 is the year of the cat.

Festivals and Observances

Kate Festival (Lễ Hội Kate) – 13/10/23 – 15/10/23 (DL)

The Kate Festival is the most significant event for the Cham ethnic group  in Vietnam, celebrating their cultural and spiritual heritage. It involves processions, rituals, and performances at Cham temples across central and South Vietnam, particularly in Ninh Thuận, Bình Thuận and Khánh Hòa which are the provinces most densely populated by the Cham people. the Po Nagar Towers in Nha Trang.

Festival Dinh Thầy Thím 14/09/23-16/09/23 (AL) La Gi, Bình Thuận

The Thầy Thím Festival is centers around two historic figures named Thầy Chí Đức Tiên Sinh và Thím Chí Đức nương nương Tôn Thần. These figures symbolize noble virtues of Vietnamese society and revered by the people of La Gi.

Festivals Calendar for 9th Lunisolar Month, 2023.

AL – Vietnamese Lunisolar calendar.
DL – Gregorian Calendar.
Lễ Hội – festival.

Please note festivals happening over multiple days will only be added here on their first day of their occurrence in this month. Check carefully for the duration of each festival.

DL  AL  Event and Observance
Sunday, October 15, 2023 01/09/2023 Lễ Hội Kate – 30/08/23 – 02/09/23DL
Sunday, October 22, 2023 08/09/2023 Lễ hội Trùng Cửu – 8/9 – 9/9 Nhà Lớn, Vũng Tàu
Monday, October 23, 2023 09/09/2023 Lễ vía Quan Thế Âm xuất gia ngày 19 tháng 9 AL

Lễ hội Trùng Cửu – 8/9 – 9/9 Nhà Lớn, Vũng Tàu

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 10/09/2023
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11/09/2023 Hội đình làng Lại Trì, Thái Bình 11/9-13/9 AL

Lễ hội chùa Keo Hành Thiện, Nam Định – 10.9-16.9AL

Thursday, October 26, 2023 12/09/2023
Friday, October 27, 2023 13/09/2023 Lễ hội chùa Keo (từ ngày 13.9 – 16.9 huyện Vũ Thư, tỉnh Thái Bình

Lễ hội chùa Cổ Lễ, 13.9 – 16.9 âm lịch, Nam Định

Saturday, October 28, 2023 14/09/2023 Lễ hội Dinh Thầy Thím (ngày 14.9-16. 9AL thị xã La Gi, Bình Thuận)
Thursday 2nd November 2023  19/09/23 Lễ vía Quán Thế Âm ngày 19 tháng 9 AL


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