Hoi An Full moon festival regularly organised on the occasion of Tet Nguyen Tieu (the 16th day of the 1st lunar month), Thanh Minh (the 3rd lunar month), Doan Ngo (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month), Trung Thu (the 15th day of the 8th lunar month), Trung Cuu (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month) and Ha Nguyen (the ’15th day of the 10th lunar month).
On Hoi An Full moon festival, you should walk down in city center and see red lantern, or try a sweet soup at small retail. Or listening a country song and see people is a good experience in Hoi An Ancient town.
The social and cultural diversity creates the distinction of the Hoi An inhabitants. The Hoi An people are rich in cultural traditions and early exposed to the outside world so they feature a unique cultural identity, which has been well preserved from generation to generation. People here live in favor of inner feelings so they show quietness. For them, the Hoi An town constitutes a large ancient home that shelters a big family full of descendants, including mild, friendly and hospitable dwellers; considerate and friendly hosts; sweet, skillful and kind heated women and obedient children. They together create a harmonious community who live peacefully side by side through generations.
The diversity and plenty in cultural identities of the Hoi An people are also reflected in traditional foods such as Cao Lau (a type of rice noodles), Hoanh Thanh (a special dish of Chinese people) and different cakes, which have been preserved through generations so that visitors from all over the world still have opportunities to enjoy. The life has changed a lot over time but the Hoi An people do not lose their popular ho (chants) and age-old cultural festivals. All ancient things here are respectfully preserved. Among them, the “Nights of Hoi An” is held on the 14th night of every lunar month, offering a chance for visitors to live in a festive atmosphere imbued with the traditional identities of Hoi An.