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The colorful street brightens Hanoi up during Mid-Autumn festival
Updated at Monday, 25 Sep 2017, 12:25
Hang Ma Street – one of the few Hanoi old streets that has kept with tradition. Lying in center of Hanoi Old quarter, the street is well-known for selling colorful votive, paper crafts and home decorations. It is one of the busiest shopping street in Hanoi typical of past and present. Especially on holidays, New Year, the city really become a city of sound, color, light and folk sexism spirituality of the East. Especially during mid-Autumn festival, Hang Ma Street in Hanoi is lit-up by colorful ornaments and visitors feel the festival atmosphere when wandering around. Mid-Autumn festival, known in Vietnamese as Tet Trung Thu, is one of Vietnam’s largest celebrations. The festival is originally for children but has now become an event for everyone. It is a great chance to unite and show community spirit.
On this occasion, under the dark green foliage tree, nearly the whole neighborhood for what became a market for toys for children. Mostly old toys made from colored paper and bamboo, and then the iron. But this is enough time at all. The traditional toys such as star-shaped lanterns, paper masks, small drums, tin-made ships, lion heads and paper doctors are still sold in the street at holidays. From traditional style toy to toy imports, production on modern materials can be found here. From the rudimentary weathercock made from colored paper and bamboo to lanterns, masks, colorful animals …  
Amid a hurried life, Hang Ma is considered an emotional place by generations of children. That is part of the comedy, the soul of Hanoi land stored thousands of years through many ups and downs of the history and transformation of time.
Thousands of products sold in the street.
Thousands of products sold in the street.
Traditional toys such as lion head brighten up the street corner.
Traditional toys such as lion heads, paper masks... brighten up the street corner.
Lúc lắc - a kind of Vietnamese traditional toy in Mid-Autumn Festival. It makes sound which is pleasant the ears.
Lúc lắc - a kind of Vietnamese traditional toy in Mid-Autumn Festival. It makes sound which is pleasant to the ears.
It's endless source of fun for children to wear these hand-drawn masks
It's endless source of fun for children to wear these hand-drawn masks
Some couples take wedding photos at the colorful street
Some couples take wedding photos at the colorful street
The young people come here to enjoy mid-autumn festival's atmostphere
The young people come here to enjoy mid-autumn festival's atmostphere
... and keep their youth days in photograph
... and keep their youth days in photograph
The colorful street remains its attractiveness through centuries
The colorful street remains its attractiveness through centuries
From the old the the young generations.
From the old to the young generations, locals to tourist; they all find happiness when come here.
A driver busy with packs of toys, doesn't forget a smile
A driver busy with packs of toys, doesn't forget a smile

 
Tu Anh
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