|A Hanoian girl crosses Hàng Mã Street holding a star lantern - one of the most popular toys during Tết Trung Thu. - VNS Photo Trương Vi|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI -- Vietnamese are celebrating the Mid-autumn Full Moon Festival (Tết Trung Thu) across the country, with lanterns and cultural activities in every street and home today and tomorrow.
The festival features traditional mid-autumn products, folk toymaking, flower arranging and moon cake-making.
During the celebration parents prepare different special foods, such as cupcakes, candies and fruit, including grapefruit, red persimmon, longan, banana, and mango, decorated with symbols of dogs, cats and mice.
Children wear masks, beat drums, perform fantastic lion dances, sing folk songs in yards and on the streets, and hold lantern processions when the moon is rising. - VNS
|Traditional toys for sale on Hàng Mã Street of Hà Nội’s Old Quarter. - VNS Photo Trương Vị|
|A child with star lanterns rides on her mother’s motorbike. Photo Trương Vị|
|Traditional handmade cakes decorated with special designs for the full moon Mid-autumn Festival are beloved treats during the festival. VNA/VNS Photo Bích Huệ |
|Teachers and students prepare for the Mid-autumn Festival (Tết Trung Thu) at Children’s House in southern Cà Mau Province. - VNA/VNS Photo Kim Hà|
|Poor children in southern Vĩnh Long Province’s Long Hồ District receive gifts from a provincial official during the full moon mid-autumn celebrations yesterday. VNA/VNS Photo Phạm Minh Tuấn|