If you are foreign people living in Vietnam, you can not miss this occasion. Tết Trung Thu or Mid-autumn Festival is also known in Vietnam as the “Children’s Festival”- one of the traditional festival of Vietnamese people. This year, the Mid-autumn Festival will be held on October 1, 2020, in the middle of the eighth lunar month, however, preparations begin far in advance. Let’s experience Mid-Autumn Festival activities in Vietnam early with VietnamEvents.
Origins of Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival
While the Mid-autumn Festival originated in China and is celebrated in many Asian countries, the Vietnamese version has its own traditions and legends. In Vietnam, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival mainly for the Children, so it’s also called Children Festival. During the festival parents often buy various types of lanterns, snacks, and funny masks for their children.
The celebration of the harvest is an important part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, as many Vietnamese live in rural areas and work as farmers. Mid-Autumn Festival marks a joyous occasion when the work is finished and there’s time to spend with family.
Mid-Autumn Festival activities in Vietnam
From traditional to modern, moon cakes are increasingly diverse as manufacturers innovate in using different ingredients and foods for filling; mold the cake design into many vivid shapes; packed with beautifully designed packaging. However, according to the recipe for the cake crust, there are only two types of moon cake: baked cake and cake. Moon cake is an indispensable thing for Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam.
Children are often bought colorful lanterns to carry when walking together in the moonlight. This activity will light up the street with various types of lanterns. It seems to be the most favorite activity for children, they can have time to play with each other.
The lion dance is usually held before Mid-Autumn Festival to raise funds for the festival at each local, but the busiest is two nights 15 and 16. Both non-professional and professional children groups perform dances on the streets or go to houses. If accepted by the host, “the lion” will come in and start dancing as a wish of lucky money as donation.
It’s the tray fulfilled by fruits and decorated attractively. The typical fruits and foods of this occasion are bananas and nuggets, papaya, red persimmon, and green pickled persimmon,... and grapefruit is an indispensable fruit. When the moon reaches the top of the head is the moment for everyone to enjoy the taste of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
People often enjoy the moon sight on the mid-autumn night because this time is the best for watching the moon.
Mid-Autumn Festival activities with VietnamEvents
Besides those activities, there are many other traditional activities that you can experience by yourself. If you are in Vietnam in this Autumn time with your family, why don’t you organize for your own family or organize with your neighbors a small festival for your children? It’s a good time to experience traditional activities in Vietnam. VietnamEvents have many Mid-Autumn Festival service package for your choices. Contact us now for the fastest quote and best advice.Views: 166