As of October 15, the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam has been well-managed. No sign of community infections within the country has been detected, and as a result, tourism as well as public events are reopening. Traveling is now encouraged as a way to support the tourism industry and the economy overall. Nevertheless, many significant gatherings are still closed to ensure everyone’s safety. Here’s the list of all Vietnam public activities and festivals closures due to COVID for your reference.
Status: Postponed to 2021
Hue Festival is an annual international event held to honor and celebrate Hue's rich culture and history, which is also known as Vietnam’s capital city during the feudal period. Attendees of this festival can expect to see a colorful representation of what makes Hue of historical and cultural importance to the country. There are recreations of sacred rituals of the past dynasties, traditional arts performances, food festivals, and an indispensable part that everyone looks forward to - the Ao Dai fashion show.
Hue Festival is a great chance to admire Hue’s radiant heritage
There has been torrential rain and storm since the middle of October 2020 in the Central Region, leading to severe flooding in many provinces such as Quang Tri, Quang Binh, Hue, and Hoi An. This has been the most severe flood in Central Vietnam since 1999. Take a look at more details of the natural disaster here and if you're interested in joining hands to donate and help out the impacted areas, see more on Volunteer in Vietnam and NGOs in Vietnam.
Status: Postponed till further notice
The Hanoi Grand Prix (or Vinfast Vietnam Grand Prix) is the next one on the list of all Vietnam public activities and festivals closures due to COVID. It was set to be the largest event in Hanoi in 2020. The race has 23 turns in total, each represents one city in Vietnam. Apart from enjoying the fierce races, spectators can also sign up for a music festival, a food festival, F1 esports, and so on.
Map of F1 Vietnam Grand Prix impressive turns
Status: Postponed to 2021
Priority date: March 6/7, 2021
Backup date: November 27/28, 2021
Da Lat SufferFest is a high-end sports event that brings together many of the most attractive competitions in Vietnam. The activities include multi-terrain running, climbing competitions, outdoor exploration challenges, and the most special - the SwimRun race - Vietnam’s first and only race to combine multiple running and swimming paths.
Da Lat SufferFest aims to raise awareness of environment conservation
Marathons in Vietnam are also unfortunately among all Vietnam public activities and festivals closures due to COVID. Below is the detailed list of postponed marathons and further information:
Quang Binh Discovery Marathon - Postponed to March 7, 2021
Techcombank Ha Noi Marathon - Postponed to Quarter 1, 2021 (unknown date)
Vietnam Mountain Marathon - Change race date to November 21-22, 2020
Sunrise Sprint - Postponed to 2021
Vietnam Mountain Marathon gives participants a chance to immerse themselves in the beautiful nature of Northern Vietnam
The Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) is an annual, one-month long event to boost Da Nang’s tourism. Since its establishment, DIFF has now become one of Vietnam’s most prominent festivities to anticipate. The festival is a chain of cultural - entertainment events such as music shows, street art performances, and the highlight of all - the fireworks competition between various international competitors. Unfortunately, this is one of the Vietnam public activities and festivals closures due to COVID.
DIFF is one of Vietnam’s most celebrated festivals
With the COVID-19 situation in the country being alleviated day by day, hopefully, the number of Vietnam public activities and festivals closures due to COVID will eventually come to zero. That said, besides the abovementioned national events, there are still various festivities and small public gatherings throughout the country for you to enjoy. See our Vietnam travel guide for more information on what Vietnam has to offer.
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