I'm so confused!
I'm trying to schedule being in Hoi An for the lantern festival and have arrange to end my trip using the wisdom that has circulated here. That wisdom being that the festival occurs on the 14th day of the Lunar month. I also have read that it occurs on the night of the full moon. The problem is that these dates don't seem to necessarily be the same.
Online full moon calculators put the full moon in VN on April 26th.
However, one of the national celebrations is the Emperor Hung's birthday (?) which occurs on the 10th day of the Lunar month, is scheduled for April 19th. That logic would put the Hoi An lantern festival on the 23rd.
Can someone confirm the festival date in Hoi for April 2013?
On a separate note, I also came across the Le Phat Dan (Buddha's Birthday) to be April 15th? I always thought it was in May. Can anyone confirm? Will there be celebrations in Saigon or Hanoi?