Every giaoducphanthiet.edu.vnese child dreams about an amazing tết Trung Thu with his or her own brightly lit lantern and a belly full of mooncakes. đầu năm mới Trung Thu or Mid-autumn Festival, is also known in giaoducphanthiet.edu.vn 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 to make the most of this magical holiday.

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Origins of đầu năm mới Trung Thu


While the Mid-autumn Festival originated in china and is celebrated in many Asian countries, the giaoducphanthiet.edu.vnese version has its own traditions và legends. Our best-known tale is about a man named Cuội who hung on to 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 help light the way to earth for Cuội from the moon.

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

Preparations begin


In the weeks before tết 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 và fillings. đô thị 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 giaoducphanthiet.edu.vn in the days leading up lớn the festival.

Mooncake madness


All across giaoducphanthiet.edu.vn, families welcome tết Trung Thu by placing a five-fruit tray & 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 và geometric patterns.

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

Moonlit celebrations


On the night of the full moon, children bearing brightly coloured lanterns khung raucous processions & 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 & delights the crowd with his comical moves. This is the Earth God, Ông Địa, who represents the fullness of the earth & reminds onlookers to lớn give thanks for its bounty. Ông Địa always brings joy & puts a smile on every giaoducphanthiet.edu.vnese child"s face.

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Lion dancing


Lion dancing or múa lân is an essential element of the Mid-autumn festivities. Groups of children gather, each carrying a red lantern. Everyone sings along lớn 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 and sinuous toàn thân borne by a team of acrobatic dancers.

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

Where to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival in giaoducphanthiet.edu.vn


If you’re in Hanoi before the Mid-Autumn Festival, be sure to lớn visit sản phẩm Mã và Lương Văn Can. These streets will be packed with a variety of toys & 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 and 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 các buổi tiệc nhỏ up a notch. Locals & travellers pour into the Ancient Town on foot. Dancers and their drumming troupes prowl the streets, performing in front of pagodas & businesses. There"s music and all sorts of revelry up and 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 khủng in Ho đưa ra Minh thành phố is trang chủ to exciting Mid-autumn festivities. Stop by Lương Như Hộc Street, famous for its lanterns, masks & lion heads overflowing on the sidewalks. This is the perfect spot to lớn pick up a souvenir lion head. The siêu thị at 109 Triệu quang quẻ Phục Street has been selling lion heads to lớn the city’s best dancers for five decades.

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