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Lunar New Year

Celebrated nationwide, the first days of the lunar New Year are very important. On these days, Hoi An inhabitants are involved in many activities and organize traditional cultural festivals. Visitors can see performances of many traditional dances like the four noble-animal dance and the unicorn dance. Afterwards many people go to pagodas and shrines to pray for profit and wealth and pay visits to one another and enjoy traditional dishes.

Mid-Autumn Festival

On the 14th and 15th of the eight month of the lunar year, Hoi An organizes traditional cultural activities such as a Mid-Autumn Party to enjoy the moon-light and watch the unicorn dance, the procession of lanterns, and music and song competitions. This festival is popular with children. Drumming, moon cakes and lion dances are all involved in this festival.