The Hanoitimes - The mid-autumn program will run until September 27.
A mid-autumn program with the theme “The Shining Full Moon” is underway at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi to promote the traditional values.
| The Mid-autumn Festival, also known as children’s festival or moon-gazing festival, takes place on fifteenth day of the eight-lunar month when the moon is roundest and brightest. The program is celebrated for children with entertainment activities.|
|Trays arranged in a traditional way of various fruits and animal-shaped cakes for the Mid-autumn Festival by artisan Pham Thi Nguyet Anh. |
| Artisan Dang Van Hau is presenting the traditional tray at the program.|
| Paper effigies of Confucian scholars are placed in the center of the banquet table, expressing Vietnamese people's wish for their children's academic success, along with eye-catching cakes, mooncakes, fruits and toys.|
| The table of feast arranged in the traditional way included lotus wine, green rice, Vietnamese ham with periwinkle snails and fish salad.|
| Children who participate in the program make traditional moon cakes and toys, such as paper lanterns and star-shaped lanterns, as well as paint folk paper masks, join attractive traditional games and enjoy lion dance.|
| Children are making lanterns in the shape of carousel. |
| Lanterns are made from beer cans and tin packaging.|
| Children enjoy the mid-autumn festival at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long.|
| The organizing board of the program also launched its display on its website trungbayonline.hoangthanhthanglong.vn.|
Photo: Minh An (Kinh te & Do thi)