16:34 | 22/09/2015 Society
The Mid-Autumn Festival 2015 is underway in Hanoi’s Old Quarter with numerous activities organised to serve people and especially children.
Lantern parade at the Mid-Autumn Festival (Source: VNA)
At the opening ceremony on September 13, children’s art performances were held and scholarships were granted to outstanding students living in difficulty.
Children visiting the festival on September 18 will have a chance to play folk games, which are fading away in major cities.
A lion dance contest will take place on September 19.
The highlight of the festival will be the mid-Autumn gala night on September 26, or the 14 th day of the eighth lunar month, during which moon cakes and fruit will be served and a lantern parade and circus, art and martial arts performances will be held.
In addition, photos and documents featuring traditional mid-Autumn festivals will be exhibited at several cultural heritage sites in Hoan Kiem district from September 18-25. Children will also be taught to make toys like star-shaped lanterns, kites and “to he” (toy animals made of sticky rice flour)./.