Three things you should not miss this Mid-Autumn in Vietnam. Find yourself surrounded by the festival ambience and sense of nostalgia on every street of Vietnam. Follow and discover what makes Vietnam Mid-autumn one of the most special festivals of the year.
Make and eat your mooncakes
Mooncakes are the specific cakes and are only on this festival. Mooncake, which is made from the flavour, meat, egg, dried fruit, pumpkin’s seed, peanut, is so sweet and good tasting. This special cakes of the Autumn is a symbol of Luck, Happiness, Health and Wealth on the Mid-Autumn day. Vietnamese mooncakes can be in roundish shape with floral patterns, in the shape of a carp fish or a herd of pigs. Recently, people have created many other types of mooncakes, such as crystal mooncake (made with jelly instead of flour) or even ice cream mooncake. You can buy it easily from ant court on the street.
Nowadays, many hotels, restaurants or centres hold mooncake classes for everyone to join in and make their own cakes with reasonable price. This is an activity you should not miss, especially if you travel with children. Perfect ways for the kids to celebrate the full moon.
And much to your surprise, go to museums and historical sites
Museum and historical site is normally not an exciting place for the most of us. But when Mid-Autumn comes, many of them start providing special activities to celebrate Vietnamese culture. It ranges from introducing and making Vietnamese toys (most well-known are the traditional masks made from paper and glue, To He and the paper lantern), traditional sports and games, handicraft making and so on. They often depict the festival scene from the past, too. You will also have a chance to see Vietnamese traditional art performances like water puppet, Cheo or Tuong (a type of old musical show) of stories of the origin of Mid-Autumn. For those who love to discover the authentic culture of Vietnam, these places are absolutely ideal. It’s also very suitable for the kids.
Recommended places for you:
Wish you a happy Full Moon Festival!