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Mid-autumn festival around the corner

Update: September, 06/2013 - 14:00
A wide range of activities to celebrate the mid-autumn festival will be held in the Old Quarter from September 13-19. -- Photo cinet.gov.vn

HA NOI (VNS)– A wide range of activities to celebrate the mid-autumn festival will be held in the Old Quarter from September 13-19.

The events will enable tourists to see the most popular festival for Vietnamese children. Children will be able to join in and play folk games.

Artisans in the Old Quarter and from nearby craft villages will display their skills in making traditional toys, paper figurines and lanterns at Kim Ngan Temple (42 Hang Bac Street), Dong Lac Temple (38 Hang Dao Street) and an old heritage house at 87 Ma May Street.

Located near Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake, the Old Quarter retains the original street layout and some of the architecture of ancient Ha Noi. The area is famous for its small streets where craftsmen and merchants specialise in a particular trade.

The street names nowadays still reflect these speciality, although few of them still deal exclusively in their original goods. – VNS

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