Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street

The Mid-Autumn festival, known as Tet Trung Thu in Vietnamese, is one of the nation’s largest celebrations. Although the festival is largely aimed at children, recent years has seen the event enjoyed by everyone.

Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street
With one month to go before the start of the Mid-Autumn festival a range of traditional toys, including star-shaped lanterns, can be found on sale at shops on Hang Ma Street.
Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street

There is plenty of variety for buyers of Vietnamese masks to enjoy, with a wide selection available this year.

Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street
Headgear and other accessories prove to be popular items among children.
Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street

Pedestrians are thrilled at the appearance of a character from the famous Japanese anime Spirited Away.

Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street
Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street

The Mid-Autumn festival usually sees children given special gifts to enjoy.

Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street
 
Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street
Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street
Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street

The special occasion helps to remind young people of their childhood.

Mid-Autumn festival,Hang Ma Street


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Glowing lanterns signal start of Mid-Autumn Festival in HCM City

Glowing lanterns signal start of Mid-Autumn Festival in HCM City

Numerous colourful lanterns can be seen lighting up Luong Nhu Hoc Street in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City during the night, serving to attract plenty of visitors ahead of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.

Lantern making village in HCM City quiet ahead of mid-autumn festival

Lantern making village in HCM City quiet ahead of mid-autumn festival

Located in District 11 of HCM City,  Phu Binh lantern making village is enduring a period of slower business than usual in the buildup to the Mid-Autumn Festival, largely due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.