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Hanoi to host first-ever autumn festival

The debut version of the Hanoi autumn festival is set to get underway from September 29 to October 1 in areas surrounding Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake, as well as some other districts throughout the capital.

Hanoi Mid-Autumn Festival lights create beautiful photo opportunities

As the Mid-Autumn Festival draws near, the capital city is being brightened with lanterns, marking it one of the most anticipated festivities of the year.

Mid-autumn Festival’s traditional toys proving popular

Traditional toys such as paper mache masks, star-shaped lanterns and lion heads are best sellers.

Mid-Autumn Festival atmosphere overwhelms everywhere

Thang Long Imperial Citadel Heritage Conservation Center organizes and reconstructs the ancient Mid-Autumn Festival titled Shimmering Lanterns with various engaging activities.

Reviving the art of mid-autumn lanterns

Following five years of dedication, researcher Trinh Bach and craftsman Trong Binh have contributed to reviving the historical tradition of Mid-Autumn lights.

Hanoi artisan revives traditional toys

Exquisite animal toys made of colorful powder may help light up Hang Ma street on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Handmade mooncakes favourites with consumers ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival

With the Mid-Autumn festival rapidly approaching, the mooncake market is rallying with erected stalls offering a different kinds of handmade cakes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colours.

Mid-Autumn Festival toy market in Hanoi crowded on evenings

The Mid-Autumn Festival is three weeks away, but many families and young people have flocked to Hang Ma Street (Hanoi) to go for a walk and buy toys.

Health experts worried as Hanoians flood streets to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

On the first night of relaxed social distancing (September 21), which coincided with the Mid-Autumn Festival, tens of thousands of people flocked to the streets to celebrate the festival.

Making recycled toys for Mid-Autumn Festival

This year, many children are not allowed to carry lanterns and go out to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival due to the outbreak of COVID-19. 

Consumers warned against buying Chinese mooncakes with no clear origin, quality

Mooncakes with no clear information about origin, manufacturer names or quality are being sold at surprisingly low prices. Consumers have been advised to be cautious when buying mooncakes online.

DIY mooncakes a trend during COVID-19 pandemic

During the Mid-Autumn Festival, mooncakes become the most sought-after product in Vietnam as people enjoy the pleasure of gathering around with their family to drink tea and eat the square pastries. 

Thang Long citadel to host Mid-Autumn Festival virtually

The Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi is scheduled to hold a range of activities from September 19 aimed at celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Mooncake makers face unprecedented difficulties

Online sales are being implemented by mooncake businesses with a variety of products from the common to the high-end.

Traditional lanterns still lighting up Mid-Autumn Festival

An old man parks his motorbike in front of Ly Tu Trong Park in the central city of Ha Tinh with some big, colourful star-shaped lanterns on it.

Photos show difference between old and modern Full Moon Festival celebrations

Although celebrations for the Mid-Autumn Festival have evolved over the years, the annual event has kept the same meaning, providing a special occasion for family reunions, vibrant dragon dances, colourful lanterns, and delicious moon cakes.

Vietnamese toys still popular as Mid-Autumn Festival nears

As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, kids have been thrilled to receive colourful toys such as lanterns and masks and so many others. Made-in-Vietnam toys seem to have prevailed in the market this year.

Moon cake market competition heats up

A crowded moon cake market has caused a drop in sales for many stalls ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival.

Taking Vietnamese mooncakes to the world

Mooncakes are among many types of Vietnamese cakes successfully exported to foreign markets. 

Lanterns provide colour for Hanoi street ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival

Phung Hung street in Hanoi has been thoroughly decorated with hundreds of colourful lanterns in anticipation of the upcoming celebrations for the Full-moon Festival.