Every raovat360.com.vnese child dreams about an amazing đầu năm Trung Thu with his or her own brightly lit lantern và a belly full of mooncakes. Tết Trung Thu or Mid-autumn Festival, is also known in raovat360.com.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 lớn make the most of this magical holiday.

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Origins of tết Trung Thu

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While the Mid-autumn Festival originated in china and is celebrated in many Asian countries, the raovat360.com.vnese version has its own traditions và legends. Our best-known tale is about a man named Cuội who hung on lớn a magical banyan tree as it floated up 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 khổng lồ help light the way to lớn earth for Cuội from the moon.

The celebration of the harvest is an important part of tết Trung Thu, as many raovat360.com.vnese live in rural areas và work as farmers. đầu năm mới Trung Thu marks a joyous occasion when the work is finished & there’s time to lớn spend with loved ones.

Preparations begin

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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 and fillings. đô thị districts team up with preparations of toys, lanterns and 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 raovat360.com.vn in the days leading up to the festival.

Mooncake madness

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All across raovat360.com.vn, families welcome tết Trung Thu by placing a five-fruit tray và cakes on our ancestral altar. We offer the food to 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 & geometric patterns.

The two most common types are bánh dẻo (soft, sticky cakes with a mochi-texture) & bánh nướng (baked cakes with a thick wheat crust). Mooncakes in raovat360.com.vn come in a seemingly infinite variety of flavours, both sweet & savoury. Feel không tính phí to buy a box of mooncakes to lớn enjoy yourself, or to nội dung with your raovat360.com.vnese friends & hosts.

Moonlit celebrations

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On the night of the full moon, children bearing brightly coloured lanterns size raucous processions and 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 khổng lồ give thanks for its bounty. Ông Địa always brings joy và puts a smile on every raovat360.com.vnese child"s face.

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Lion dancing

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Lion nhảy đầm or múa lấn is an essential element of the Mid-autumn festivities. Groups of children gather, each carrying a red lantern. Everyone sings along to 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 và the older ones run forward as a mythical lion bursts into their courtyard, its giant head và sinuous body toàn thân borne by a team of acrobatic dancers.

With its gaping mouth và protruding eyes, the lion is both comical và formidable. The dancers lunge closer lớn the crowd, making the kids scream and laugh at their antics. Under the light of the full moon, the lion’s red sequined body toàn thân sparkles as it dances. For raovat360.com.vnese children, not much else beats this spectacular performance on the night of Trung Thu.

Where to lớn celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival in raovat360.com.vn

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Hanoi

If you’re in Hanoi before the Mid-Autumn Festival, be sure khổng lồ visit hàng Mã and Lương Văn Can. These streets will be packed with a variety of toys and lanterns. Another Hanoi address to 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 party up a notch. Locals và 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 và down the banks of the Thu bể River, and in the countryside, every trang chủ has an altar out front.

Ho bỏ ra Minh City

The area of Chợ béo in Ho bỏ ra Minh thành phố is trang chủ 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 to pick up a souvenir lion head. The shop at 109 Triệu quang Phục Street has been selling lion heads to the city’s best dancers for five decades.

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