Mid-Autumn Festival livens up Hà Nội’s Old Quarter

Various activities are being held at four spots in Hà Nội’s Old Quarter from September 17-30 on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival 2012.

Children can learn about making traditional toys such as star-shaped lanterns and ‘Tò He’ (toy figurine) at Đồng Lạc temple at 38 Hàng Đào street.

Puppeteers from Tế Tiêu puppet village in Mỹ Đức district, bring delight to visitors with their performances at the Old Quarter Information Centre at 28 Hàng Buồm Street.

The art of torn paper pictures by young Hà Nội artists can be seen at the Ancient House located at 87 Mã Mây Street, while a typical space for a traditional Mid-autumn festival is on display at Kim Ngân Temple at 42 Hàng Bạc Street.

Audiences also have chance to enjoy ‘Ca Trù’ (ceremonial singing) at Kim Ngân temple every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings, and at the Ancient House every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

The festival, the sixth of its kind to be held by the Hanoi Old Quarter Management Board, aims to raise people’s awareness of preserving the capital’s tangible and intangible heritages, while promoting Hanoians’ traditional culture to international tourists.

Source: VietNamNet/Nhân Dân

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