Fragrant Pagoda Festival (06/02)

The Perfume Pagoda Festival is held annually and begins on the 6th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, ending at the very end of the third lunar month.

This is the longest holiday in Vietnam; it will last over two months. The central event of the holiday is a prayer said in the ancient sacred cave of Huong Thich on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar.

The Fragrant Pagoda is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Vietnam. It is located in the province of Hatai, 70 km southwest of Hanoi. Every year for three spring months, it becomes a center of pilgrimage for Buddhists from all over Vietnam.