Anantara Hoi An’s Ethnic Minorities Festival is collaboration between Anantara Hoi An, the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Quang Nam Province and the Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum. This cultural event strives to showcase the richness and diversity of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups and runs alongside Hoi An’s lantern festival, taking place on the 14th day of every lunar month when the moon is brightest.
Before the traditional dancing teams of Tay Giang, Dong Giang and Nam Giang districts take to the stage, guests can browse the stalls of Anantara’s pop-up arts and crafts market with local artisans offering hand-embroidered batik pieces, original art, all-natural organic honey and locally-grow Robusta coffee. At sunset, a ﬂoating lantern ceremony sets the Thu Bon River aglow in the shimmering light of dozens of colorful paper lanterns as they slowly drift downstream. Visitors can then enjoy a delicious buffet dinner served at the Riverside restaurant.
The schedule for festivals in 2018 is as follows:
31 Mar 2018 – Cotu Tribe
30 Apr 2018 – Bhnoong Tribe
29 May 2018 – Ve Ta-Rieng Tribe
28 Jun 2018 – Ca Dong Tribe
25 Aug 2018 – Cotu, Cor, Bhnoong, and Ve Ta-Rieng Tribe
21 Nov 2018 – Cotu Tribe
21 Dec 2018 – Cotu Tribe