Long Chu Festival

Time: The 15th day of the seventh lunar month.

Place: Villages of coastal areas in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province.

Characteristics: Worshipping to exterminate harmful insects and plagues at the changes season.

This festival of the boatmen living around Hoi An is believed to hold back epidemics and diseases in the transition of a season. It takes place in the communal house or in the administration house of the village.
 
 
Long Chu is a royal boat, a symbol of divinity able to scare away epidemics and diseases. Therefore, the festival includes a procession to carry a royal bamboo-structured boat and fabric-paper elephant from the communal house to the river wharf and the launching of rafts and boats into the river and sea.
 
Before the festival, sorcerers set up an incense table and perform exorcisms. Accompanying them is a procession of young folks holding spears and scimitars in order to clean up village roads and bushes, while singing alternate songs cheerfully. On the main festive day, the religious chief conducts a sacrificial service. After that, a procession begins to carry the royal boat around the village to drive away evil spirits, epidemics and diseases.
 
On festive days, there are often bo, ho khoan, xo co singing performances and folk games. Local people flock to the festival, turning it into a jubilant event.
 
WHERE TO STAY
Hoi An Garden Palace & Spa Hotel

Add: 311 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 6255 555

Bach Dang Hoi An Hotel

Add: 01 Nguyen Tat Thanh St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3917 805

Coc River Resort

Add: Cam Thanh, Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3930 777

Chan Thanh Hotel

Add: 01 Le Dinh Thanh St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3666 188

Vinpearl Hoi An Resort & Villa

Add: Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3753 333

Athas Hotel

Add: 30 Doan Duy Tu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3666 222

Phu Thinh II Hotel

Add: 488 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3923 923

Sunrise Hoi An Premium Resort

Add: Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3937 777

Song Ngoc Hoi An Hotel

Add: 12-14 Huyen Tran Cong Chua St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3666 886

Pho Hoi Riverside Resort

Add: Zone Xuyen Trung, Cam Nam, Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3862 628

Palm Garden Resort

Add: Lac Long Quan St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3927 927

The Villa Hội An Hotel

Add: 89-91 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3928 779

Lantern ( cu An Phu ) Hotel

Add: 288 Nguyen Duy Hieu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3914 345

Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An Resort

Add: Thanh Nien St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3927 555

Riverside Resort Hoi An

Add: 175 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3864 800

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

Add: Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3927 040

Lotus Hotel

Add: 330 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3923 357/ 3923 770

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa

Add: 111 Ngo Quyen St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3910 393

Hoang Gia Hoi An Mgalley Hotel

Add: 39 Dao Duy Tu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3950 777 / 3962 789

Almanity Hoi An Resort & Spa

Add: 326 Ly thuong Kiet St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3666 888

WHERE TO EAT
Heaven Garden Restaurant

Add: 235 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3858 826

Blue Dragon Restaurant

Add: 46 Bach Dang St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3910 742

Hai Café Restaurant

Add: 111 Tran Phu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3863 210

Bo Bo Restaurant

Add: 18 Le Loi St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3861 939

Rice Drum Restaurant

Add: 75 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3862 999

Inflame Club

Add: 53 Nguyen Phuc Chu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3929 333

Seedlings Restaurant

Add: 41 Nguyen Phuc Chu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3921 565

Morning Glory Restaurant

Add: 106 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 2241 555

Mango Mango Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Add: 45 Nguyen Phuc Chu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3911 863

Ngoc Tuyet Restaurant

Add: 43 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3936 146

The Cargo Club

Add: 107-109 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3911 227

Mango Rooms Restaurant & Café

Add: 111 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3910 839

Banana Leaf Restaurant

Add: 84 Bach Dang St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3861 346

Huong Que Restaurant

Add: 21 Bach Dang St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3623 777

Fullmoon Towns Restaurant

Add: 101 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3923 922

Ancient Faifo Restaurant

Add: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3917 444

Brother's Café Hoian - Bar & Restaurant

Add: 27-29 Phan Boi Chau St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3914 150

Bao Han Restaurant

Add: 17 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3501 440

Zera Seamile Restaurant

Add: Lac Long Quan St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3911 911

Van Loc Restaurant

Add: 27 Tran Phu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3861 212