Mid-autumn festival creates cheerful atmosphere in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Saturday, 2018-09-15 11:50:51
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A lion dance at the opening ceremony of the Mid-autumn Festival 2018 in Hanoi’s Old Quarter (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)
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NDO – The annual Mid-autumn Festival kicked off in front of Dong Xuan Market on the evening of September 14, as the first event of various activities to celebrate the occasion in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Visitors at the opening ceremony were entertained with a lion dance, children’s arts performances, and folk games.

The Hoan Kiem district People’s Committee presented 18 bicycles for poor children and scholarships for students with outstanding academic results in the city.

A variety of activities is being held under the framework of the nine-day event, including the ninth lion dance festival on September 21, which sees a competition between 18 teams in the city, a contest on arranging a traditional Mid-autumn feast, a lantern procession, folk games, circus acts, and children’s martial arts.

In addition, a fair is being held from September 10 to 24 along Hang Ma, Hang Luoc and Hang Ruoi streets and the pedestrian section from Hang Dao to Hang Giay streets, where booths are set up to introduce traditional Vietnamese moon cakes to visitors, the making of folk toys, and the art of flower arrangement and vegetable carving.