Hang Ma street makes preparations ahead of mid-Autumn festival

With the mid-Autumn festival just around the corner, Hang Ma street in Hanoi has been lit-up by colourful ornaments, allowing visitors to enjoy the festive atmosphere when wandering around the area.

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The Mid-Autumn festival, known in Vietnamese as Tet Trung Thu, is one of the nation’s largest celebrations. Although the festival started for children, it has now become an occasion for everyone.

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Traditional toys such as star-shaped lanterns, paper masks, small drums, and lion heads are being sold on Hang Ma street one month before the start of the mid-Autumn festival.

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Made-in-Vietnam toys dominate the market this year, a trend that has overtaken the sale of imported Chinese products which could be seen in previous years.

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There is a wide variety of Vietnamese masks available for buyers this year.

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Star-shaped lanterns are a popular product for consumers.

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Hoang Van Doan, a resident of Hang Ma street, paints traditional masks.

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Amid a hectic period, Hang Ma is considered a magical place
by several generations of children.

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As mid-Autumn festival draws near the street livens up.

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The street is always vibrant with colours.

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Masks are a popular product among foreign tourists.

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Lion heads are one of the many traditional toys on sell for children 
during the annual festival.

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