Hang Ma street makes preparations ahead of mid-Autumn festival
With the mid-Autumn festival just around the corner, Hang Ma street in Hanoi has been lit-up by colourful ornaments, allowing visitors to enjoy the festive atmosphere when wandering around the area.
The Mid-Autumn festival, known in Vietnamese as Tet Trung Thu, is one of the nation’s largest celebrations. Although the festival started for children, it has now become an occasion for everyone.
Traditional toys such as star-shaped lanterns, paper masks, small drums, and lion heads are being sold on Hang Ma street one month before the start of the mid-Autumn festival.
Made-in-Vietnam toys dominate the market this year, a trend that has overtaken the sale of imported Chinese products which could be seen in previous years.
There is a wide variety of Vietnamese masks available for buyers this year.
Star-shaped lanterns are a popular product for consumers.
Hoang Van Doan, a resident of Hang Ma street, paints traditional masks.
Amid a hectic period, Hang Ma is considered a magical place
by several generations of children.
As mid-Autumn festival draws near the street livens up.
The street is always vibrant with colours.
Masks are a popular product among foreign tourists.
Lion heads are one of the many traditional toys on sell for children
during the annual festival.