|Mid-Autumn Festival 2009 held in Hanoi’s old quarter
|A variety of activities and events will be held during the Mid-Autumn Festival 2009 in Hanoi's old quarter, scheduled to take place from September 19 to October 3. The festival aims to uphold traditional culture and honour the historical value of Hanoi’s old quarter as a national cultural site.
The annual traditional festival will be held over a large area, from the main gate at Dong Xuan Market through Dong Xuan and Hang Giay to Hang Ma, Hang Luoc and Hang Dao streets.
In both Hang Ma Street and Dong Xuan Market, stands will be set up to sell goods such as sweets and cakes, children’s toys and souvenirs.
The highlights of the festival will be a ceremony held in the old quarter on October 2, which is also the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Traditional games and folk arts, including a procession of lanterns, lion dances and art performances will take place along with a party featuring traditional festival cakes and fruits.
Thursday, 24/09/2009 - 04:14 PM