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Bring the truly Vietnamese mid-autumn festival to foreigners in Hanoi
Updated at Saturday, 30 Sep 2017, 23:46
The event Full Moon Night on Sep 30, has reappeared a traditional mid-autumn festival to not only Vietnamese young people but also many expats living in Hanoi.
The event hosted by Club High Five includes numerous appealing activities around topic of Mid-autumn festival such as: star lantern making, bracelet making, traditional mask drawing, moon-cake making along with folk games.
Taking place in a warm space nearby Chua Lang Street, Hanoi, the event recreated the truly  festival atmotsphere during mid-autumn days. On the event’s night, some foreign attendants felt exotic when for the first time, they touched the moon-cake ingredients and make those tasteful cuisine by themselves, as well as make bracelets, star lanterns… However, they promptly caught up with direction of the High Five’s volunteers and enjoyed all the activities.
The event not only generates the joyfulness to many expats in Hanoi, but also bring a truly traditional mid-autumn festival to them. Hence, the mutual understanding and connection between Vietnamese and international friends are enhanced.
Besides hand-made rounds, the attendants took part in untold Vietnamese folk games such as collective skipping rope, sack-jumping, tag of war, walking through Monkey-bridge, walking on stilts…etc
Especially, plenty of traditional art performances such as Vietnamese folk dances, zither show… also rocked the night. At the end of the show, all the attendants took part in making a giant star lantern as a special gift for ill children at K Hospital, as a spirit encouragement for them.
Below are some photos of the Full Moon Night:
Bracelet making - one attractive part of the festival night
Bracelet making - one attractive part of the festival night
Foreign friends draw Vietnamese traditional mask by themselves.
Foreign friends draw Vietnamese traditional mask by themselves.
They're really involved in the games
They're really involved in the games
And the outcomes
And the outcomes
Making star lantern
Making star lantern
Feel like coming back to childhood with these games
Feel like coming back to childhood with these games
Attendants enjoy the skipping rope games
Attendants enjoy the skipping rope games
Tu Anh - Ha Phuong
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