Half Tet

You can experience half Tet in June, which is far more appealing than its big brother Tet, when Vietnam closes down for a week and prices double.
 
Half Tet is just one day; it’s more like a family celebration, with the fishing villages hosting dragon boat races to please the gods, and the winner bringing good fortune to the village in the coming fishing season. In the evening children parade with brightly coloured lanterns through the town, releasing them on the Thu Bon River, which sparkles with thousands of candles.
 
 
 
 
This is possibly the most beautiful festival of the year, and Hoi An is one of the most popular places for the Vietnamese to celebrate.