All The Festivals On Phu Quoc Island
Festivals are important features in the social landscape of Phu Quoc, and also a permanent fixture in the lives of the Vietnamese. The older festivals such as Tet are based on the lunar calendar while the newer festivals, such as the Dugong festival are based on what is trending today.
The following are the festivals that are held on Phu Quoc:
- Jan. 15 – Gia King’s Temple day
- Feb 18 to 19 – Tet (Vietnamese New Years Eve and Day)
- May 16 – Bon Canh Temple day
- July 15 – Temple consecration
- July 27 – Phu Quoc jail martyr Vietnamese monument’s day
- July 30 – Sung Hung Ancient Pagoda consecration, Ham Ninh Lady’s spirits memory;
- August 27 – Nguyen Trung Truc monument’s day
- Sep. 25 to 26 – Suoi Da Pagoda
- Sep. 26 to 27 – Ganh Gio Pagoda
- Oct.7 to 8 – Su Muon Pagoda
- Nov 20 – Thuy Long Thanh Mau Temple
- Dec 24 – Christmas Eve on Phu Quoc
- Dec 31 – New Years Eve
The biggest festival on Phu Quoc is Vu lan festival held in Duong Dong Town.
The Vu Lan festival, also known as the Amnesty of Unquiet Spirits, is held during the seventh month of the lunar calendar (not western calendar), which is believed to be the spirit month. The Vu Lan festival in Phu Quoc has become exceedingly popular. It is closely connected to the Asian tradition of ancestor worship and filial piety. Thousands of locals on Phu Quoc flock to the Dinh Tran Pagoda in Duong Dong Town.