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It’s just 6 days to the 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival – an annual festival taking place on the 15th day of the 9th lunar month each year. But traditionally, the Vietnamese often celebrate this event on nights of the 14th and 15th days of the 8th lunar month. This year event will take place on September 26 and 27 nights. If you are in Hanoi, in addition to experience the events along streets of this city, you also can join the festival taking place in Hanoi Museum to be held on September 20 and 26 nights by Dinh Lang Viet (Vietnamese Communal House) group.
The festival is intended to introduce the children to how the festival was celebrated in the old time and help preserve national identity and boost their team spirit and skills.
The night on September 20 (the 8th day of the eighth lunar month) is a communal festival with a key exploring-creative activity in which children, under the guidance of artisans, will try their hand at making traditional toys such as lantern, star lantern, cardboard masks and lion head and making traditional cakes for the occasion.
Activities on September 26 (the 14th day of the eighth lunar month) will take place in the outdoor space of the museum ranging from lion dance, star lantern procession, folk games, and circus performance.
If you want to learn more about the Vietnamese culture, this festival is a great opportunity for you. Before you go, please check to make sure whether a Vietnam visa is required for your trip.