Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

The Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi is hosting a range of activities to celebrate the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival.

Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

The event is running with the theme of “Lung linh trang ram”, known as “Sparkling full moon” in English, and has been organised by the Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre in order to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month each year.

Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Visitors can enjoy the opportunity of witnessing artisans up close as they make traditional star-shaped lanterns.
Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Trays go on show featuring various traditional fruits of the Mid-Autumn Festival as arranged by artisan Pham Thi Nguyet Anh.

Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel
A range of animal-shaped cakes by artisan Dang Van Hau can be seen on display.
Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Visitors are introduced to a traditional tray of items from the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Mooncakes are an indispensable part of the special festival.
Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

The event gives children the chance to make a range of traditional items, including moon cakes.

Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Children can also produce traditional lanterns.
Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Lotus-shaped lanterns prove to be particularly popular among children.

Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Children at the event are excited by the toys on offer.
 
Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Lanterns made from paper and cans are among some of the rare items on show.

Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel
The event is scheduled to last until September 27.

VOV/Photos: Kinhtedothi.vn

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