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Lanterns set to shine over Mid-Autumn Festival

Update: September, 08/2018 - 09:00
Shapes and sizes: All of family affair: Nguyễn Trọng Thành’s family are involved in the business. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải
Viet Nam News

The Mid-Autumn Festival, or Full Moon Festival, falls on September 23 this year, and is a time for children to enjoy tasty treats and gifts from adults.

It’s also a busy season for households that produce traditional lanterns in Phú Bình, District 11, Hồ Chí Minh City.

Dozens of families in the area provide the domestic market with lanterns in various shapes and sizes, including carps, dragons, rabbits and stars.

Nguyễn Trọng Thành’s family, with over 50 years of experience, has received 5,000 orders from big enterprises in Hà Nội, Hội An and HCM City this year, as well as overseas Vietnamese residing in the US and Canada. VNS

Scaled down: Nguyễn Trọng Thành with a dragon lantern. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải
Hop to it: A craftsman makes a rabbit lantern. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải
Decisions: A woman selects lanterns on Lương Nhữ Học Street. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải
Expert: The handcraft requires simple materials but a great amount of skill. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải
Family festival: A mother and daughter (right) choose a lantern from a shop on Lương Nhữ Học Street. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải

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