Every trabzondanbak.comese child dreams about an amazing đầu năm Trung Thu with his or her own brightly lit lantern and a belly full of mooncakes. Tết Trung Thu or Mid-autumn Festival, is also known in trabzondanbak.com as the “Children’s Festival”. This year, the Mid-autumn Festival will be held October 1, 2020,in the middle of the eighth lunar month, however preparations begin far in advance. Here’s how khổng lồ make the most of this magical holiday.

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Origins of tết Trung Thu


While the Mid-autumn Festival originated in china and is celebrated in many Asian countries, the trabzondanbak.comese version has its own traditions and legends. Our best-known tale is about a man named Cuội who hung on lớn a magical banyan tree as it floated up to lớn the moon. We say that if you look closely at the full moon, you can see the shadow of a man sitting under a tree. Children parade lanterns in the streets the night of Mid-autumn Festival to lớn help light the way to lớn earth for Cuội from the moon.

The celebration of the harvest is an important part of đầu năm Trung Thu, as many trabzondanbak.comese live in rural areas and work as farmers. đầu năm mới Trung Thu marks a joyous occasion when the work is finished & there’s time to spend with loved ones.

Preparations begin


In the weeks before đầu năm mới Trung Thu, you will see và hear groups of lion dancers practicing on the streets. Mooncake stalls appear on every other corner, pop-ups with elaborately decorated boxes filled with a variety of mystery cakes and fillings. Thành phố districts team up with preparations of toys, lanterns và colourful masks in anticipation. The most popular Trung Thu lantern is a star made with red cellophane. You’ll see these lanterns for sale on streets all over trabzondanbak.com in the days leading up to lớn the festival.

Mooncake madness


All across trabzondanbak.com, families welcome đầu năm Trung Thu by placing a five-fruit tray và cakes on our ancestral altar. We offer the food lớn our ancestors & worship, before feasting on mooncakes -- usually outside under the light of the moon. Round or square, these cakes are moulded with elaborate details of flowers, carp and geometric patterns.

The two most common types are bánh dẻo (soft, sticky cakes with a mochi-texture) and bánh nướng (baked cakes with a thick wheat crust). Mooncakes in trabzondanbak.com come in a seemingly infinite variety of flavours, both sweet & savoury. Feel không tính tiền to buy a box of mooncakes lớn enjoy yourself, or to nội dung with your trabzondanbak.comese friends and hosts.

Moonlit celebrations


On the night of the full moon, children bearing brightly coloured lanterns form raucous processions và tour their neighbourhoods singing songs. You will see a male dancer wearing a round happy-faced mask that symbolises the moon. He urges the lion dancers on and delights the crowd with his comical moves. This is the Earth God, Ông Địa, who represents the fullness of the earth và reminds onlookers to lớn give thanks for its bounty. Ông Địa always brings joy và puts a smile on every trabzondanbak.comese child"s face.

Lion dancing


Lion khiêu vũ or múa lân is an essential element of the Mid-autumn festivities. Groups of children gather, each carrying a red lantern. Everyone sings along to the cheerful Mid-autumn Festival songs memorized since childhood. Excitement peaks when drumbeats ring out from down the dark street. The smaller kids shrink back & the older ones run forward as a mythical lion bursts into their courtyard, its giant head & sinuous body borne by a team of acrobatic dancers.

With its gaping mouth và protruding eyes, the lion is both comical and formidable. The dancers lunge closer lớn the crowd, making the kids scream & laugh at their antics. Under the light of the full moon, the lion’s red sequined body toàn thân sparkles as it dances. For trabzondanbak.comese children, not much else beats this spectacular performance on the night of Trung Thu.

Where khổng lồ celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival in trabzondanbak.com


If you’re in Hanoi before the Mid-Autumn Festival, be sure to lớn visit mặt hàng Mã và Lương Văn Can. These streets will be packed with a variety of toys and lanterns. Another Hanoi address lớn visit before the big night is 87 Mã Mây, where you can watch local artisans preparing festival crafts. On the eve of Mid-autumn, the Youth Theatre on Ngô Thì Nhậm Street và the Children’s Palace on Lý Thái Tổ Street host children’s musical shows.

Hội An

Hội An is famous for its full moon celebrations year-round. For the Mid-autumn Festival, this riverside town kicks the buổi tiệc ngọt up a notch. Locals & travellers pour into the Ancient Town on foot. Dancers & their drumming troupes prowl the streets, performing in front of pagodas and businesses. There"s music và all sorts of revelry up & down the banks of the Thu bể River, & in the countryside, every trang chủ has an altar out front.

Ho chi Minh City

The area of Chợ lớn in Ho chi Minh thành phố is home to exciting Mid-autumn festivities. Stop by Lương Như Hộc Street, famous for its lanterns, masks and lion heads overflowing on the sidewalks. This is the perfect spot khổng lồ pick up a souvenir lion head. The cửa hàng at 109 Triệu quang quẻ Phục Street has been selling lion heads to the city’s best dancers for five decades.

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