Whale Worship Festival

Every spring, fishermen in Hoi An come together to pay tribute to the ocean in hopes of a bountiful new year. The annual Whale Worship Festival is a chance for travelers to learn more about Hoi An’s fishing culture and catch the iconic boat races. Watch as locals dress up in traditional attires in a boat parade, perform ceremonies in the Tieu Dien Shrine for good weather, and join in as crowds cheer for their favorite boat racing teams. Be sure to dress appropriately for the ceremonies and ask for permission before taking pictures of local people.

DateMar 25 - 26, 2024

LocationCua Dai Wharf, Hoi An