This coastal city in Bình Định province, Vietnam was once flourishing in agriculture and fishing as their primary commercial activities. Quy Nhon has now become a widely popular tourist destination that attracts travellers from all corners of the world. While you may be planning a vacation to Quy Nhon, be sure to note if your trip coincides with any of the below festivals in the city.
Kick Up a Session of Martial Arts
The Vietnamese traditional martial arts are honoured once every two years on a platform created especially to discuss all things martial arts, delegation meetings, exchanges and promoting this art on a global scale. Participants of this event will be able to reside at a Quy Nhon hotel. The Bình Định traditional martial arts festival kicks off with performances in the town of Quy Nhon, a convenient location to reach for guests staying at Anantara Quy Nhon Villas.
Dong Da Festival
The Dong Da Festival is an annual tradition that takes place for Emperor Quang Tung and the leaders of the Tay Son movement. Festivities of this tradition are carried out on the fifth day of the first lunar month and will involve Vietnamese martial arts, Kung Fu (di quyen), a drumming competition and playing with fighting sticks.
Summer Sea Festival to Explore
The Summer Sea Festival includes an entertainment-filled series of activities for all. This family-friendly festival features events in both culture and sport. As means of attracting local and foreign travellers, the Summer Sea Festival offers an assortment of exciting activities like futsal for children, martial arts competitions, culinary contests and tourism workshops.
Do Gian Festival – the Story of a Goddess
The Do Gian Festival is a special ceremony held in the village of An Thai on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, to worship Ba, Goddess of the Sea. While villagers celebrate this festival in song and dance, they seek the blessings of Ba for good weather, wealth and joy. The village community also practises a sacrifice offering of roasted pork which is thrown down from the trellis after the festival.