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Mid-Autumn fest dazzles in Hà Nội

Update: September, 30/2017 - 08:00
Roaring time: The Lion Dance is one of many cultural programmes at the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.
Viet Nam News

The Mid-Autumn Festival is shining in many colours at the Văn Miếu-Quốc Tử Giám, the Temple of Literature, in Hà Nội.

With the participation of more than 500 artists and artisans, the three-day celebration is packed with many cultural activities including music and dance performances, folk games and toy-making.

Children in particular are having a great time at the event, enjoying  all the programmes and listening to stories about how older generations celebrated the festival. They can join the making of several traditional toys like paper masks and lanterns.

Many artisans from different localities are showing off their fruit and vegetables carving skills, and in another corner of the temple, the making of moon cakes – the sweetmeat associated with the festival – is being demonstrated, with people welcome to try their hand at it.

Among other attractions at the event is the presentation of three áo dài (the nation’s traditional dress) collections by well known designers.

The event will close tomorrow. — VNS

 

Food carvings: Fruits and vegetables are carved into animals, flowers and many other things to decorate the Mid-Autumn Festival party.
You can do it: An artist shows children how to make tò he, a traditional toy in Việt Nam made with glutinous rice powder.
Stellar night: Light and music installations adorn an ongoing celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Temple of Literature in Hà Nội. — VNS Photos Đoàn Tùng

 

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