Hanoi’s Old Quarter offers diverse entertainment during Mid-Autumn Festival

Monday, 2019-09-09 12:57:56
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A mid-autumn festival feast prepared at Kim Ngan communal house. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – The traditional old quarter mid-autumn festival has started at the main gate of Dong Xuan market and the walking street area of Hang Dao to Hang Giay streets.

The festival is being organised by Hoan Kiem district People's Committee.

Events are also happening in surrounding areas like the pedestrian zone in the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake pedestrian streets, the fresco art space of Phung Hung Street, Kim Ngan Communal House, the old quarter information and cultural exchange centre and the House of Legacy at 87 Ma May Street.

Traditional mid-autumn activities including lion dancing with competitors from 18 different wards, a night banquet, lantern parade, folk games and children's martial arts competition will take place.

At the opening event, folk artisans will instruct visitors on how to make traditional folk toys such as paper lanterns, paper kites and ships. A puppet performance and the traditional mid-autumn organisation of a Hanoian family were also introduced.

“The organising board hopes to maintain traditional values, encourage people to protect their cultural legacy and honour the artisans," said deputy chairman of Hoan Kiem District People's Committee Dinh Hong Phong.

The festival lasts until September 13, or the full-moon day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar.