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Exploring Vietnam culture with Full moon Festival

Autumn will be the best time to take Vietnam holidays for visitors because of its cool weather and many interesting major festivals. Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is one of the most important festival in Vietnam as it is rich in traditional culture.

Vietnam Mid-Autumn Moon Festival takes place on 15th of the Lunar August when the moon appears brighter and larger than any other time of the year. Therefore, these festival is organized to hope for better yields and honor the beauty of full moon.

Lion Dances

On the night of the festival, the streets are decorated beautifully with colorful lights. This festival is also known as the festival of children because of many lovely toys such as paper lanterns, cakes, candies, animals made from rice dough, masks, dragon heads. Children carrying colorful lanterns will parade on the streets to sing and enjoy the lion dances. The lanterns with different sizes and shapes such as fishes, stars, flowers are the distinguish features of Mid-Autumn festival.

Moon cakes

Lion dances and moon cakes are two things that cannot be miss during the Mid-Autumn festival. Groups of people in motley costumes will dance on the streets to wish for lucks. It will be a big mistake if moon cakes are not mentioned in this Vietnam festival. They are the common gifts between friends and families during the festival. Moon cakes are round or rectangular. They are sweet cakes includes two kinds: sweet sticky rice moon cakes and baked moon cakes. Moon cakes has many flavors with the combination of lotus seeds, salted eggs, green beans, red beans. Watching the full moon and enjoy moon cakes with a cup of tea with friends and families will be a wonderful experience.

Having a Vietnam trip in the autumn, visitors will have a chance to take part in Mid-Autumn festival. This festival will offer visitors the opportunity to explore traditional culture, learn about special culinary of Vietnam and participate in interesting activities.



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