Local communities across the country are celebrating the festive atmosphere of the Mid-Autumn Festival, eagerly anticipated by both children and adults.
In Hà Nội, Thăng Long Imperial Citadel Heritage Conservation Centre organises and reconstructs the ancient Mid-Autumn Festival titled Đèn thu lung linh (Shimmering Lanterns) with various engaging activities.
|Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns are displayed on the stalls of ancient streets in Thăng Long Imperial Citadel. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng|
Based on valuable sources from foreign researchers Henri Oger, Albert Kant, and France Museum Quai Branly, cultural researcher Trịnh Bách and artisans from Old Quarter, Thanh Oai craft village and Báo Đáp craft village reconstructed various types of lost lantern models for the programme.
The programme also has booths displaying traditional Mid-Autumn toys for Vietnamese children such as paper puppets, paper mache masks, folk drums, and tò he.
In addition, interactive workshops are also held to teach children and tourists how to make traditional toys such as Mid-Autumn lanterns, paper mache masks, and paper kites, as well as how to make moon cakes.
|Visitors can enjoy lost Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns restored from traditional materials such as Dó paper, cellophane, bamboo slats and rattan. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng|
For more than 50 years, Lương Nhữ Học lantern street has been a popular spot for locals, tourists and children in HCM City. Located in District 5, this 200-metre-long street is well-known for its lantern production and trade.
With more than 100 booths, Lương Nhữ Học lantern street displays hundreds of traditional and contemporary lanterns with a variety of designs, colours and sizes for visitors to choose.
|In District 5, Lương Nhữ Học lantern street is an attractive destination for people, children and tourists. — VNA/VNS Photo Thu Hương.|
It's not only a great place for sightseeing and shopping, but it also offers a variety of food and beverage options as well as folk games.
Not just families, but young people also come to Lương Nhữ Học Street to enjoy the cheerful atmosphere.
|Booths in Lương Nhữ Học lantern street, in HCM City, display hundreds of traditional and contemporary lanterns with a variety of designs, colours and sizes for visitors to choose. — VNA/VNS Photo Thu Hương.|
On the evening of September 20, Vĩnh Long Provincial Youth Union organised a Mid-autumn Festival programme with the theme "Lanterns light up dreams" for orphans. 150 children were immersed in the joyful atmosphere of the festival with dragon dance performances and exciting folk games.
|On September 20, Vĩnh Long Provincial Youth Union organised a Full Moon Festival programme titled "Lanterns light up dreams" for orphan children. — VNA/VNS Photo Thuý Hằng.|
The programme aims to increase communities and organisations' awareness and responsibility to create a safe and welcoming environment for children to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival, especially for minority children.
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four biggest holidays for Vietnamese people, originating from an agricultural ritual. In ancient times, farmers predicted the weather and crops based on the moon. — VNS