Festivals & events

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Challenge Vietnam
31 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 | Nha Trang

Held in the beach side town of Nha Trang, Challenge Vietnam is a half triathlon that can be undertaken individually or as a relay team. The course consists of a 1.9-kilometre ocean swim, a...

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Whale Festival
31 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 | Vung Tau

Held in the southern city of Vung Tau, the Whale Festival commemorates whales, which are considered a sacred creature. In Vietnamese folklore, whales are attached to Emperor Gia Long, who apparently...

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Đồ Sơn Ghost Festival
04 Sep 2017 - 05 Sep 2017

This spooky festival lasts for an entire month and is believed to be time when ghosts and spirits visit the living. Vietnamese people offer fruits and food to the hungry ghosts who wander the streets...

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Kate Festival
24 Sep 2017 - 05 Oct 2017

The major festival for the ethnic Cham people (also known as Mbang Kate), the Kate festival commemorates the dead and honours heroes passed. The festival takes place in three different temples in...

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