It’s that time of year again when you’ll see plenty of colourful lanterns on the streets as families prepare for the Mid-Autumn Festival. It’s also a great time for children who can expect gifts as part of the celebrations. One street in Hà Nội’s Old Quarter is pretty busy right now ahead of the Festival.
This year's opening ceremony, entitled Sparkling colours of Tuyên citadel's night, will be held in Nguyễn Tất Thành square and will feature one-of-a-kind giant lantern models based on six different themes: Oriental mascots, carp, heroes of Vietnamese history, folk tales, environmental protection, and integration.
Đặng Hương Lan and Nguyễn Văn Hòa have been hand-making traditional Mid-Autumn Festival masks for decades. Learning the craft from their grandparents, the couple make brightly coloured artisanal masks using paper mache.
Entitled Khởi Sinh Lacquer (The Birth of Lacquer), the exhibition showcases 33 lacquer paintings which are the result of their creativeness over the past two years at X-No8 – an artist-in-residence studio founded by artist Trần Dân.
HCM City’s theatres and cultural houses will offer theatre shows and charity programmes for children in celebration of the Mid-Autumn (Trung Thu) Festival, which falls on September 10 (the 15th day of the eighth lunar month).
General Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, has been on an official visit to Việt Nam from September 5-7. Prior to the visit, she talked to Vietnam News Agency about her thoughts on the cooperation between Việt Nam and UNESCO and her upcoming activities.