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Country’s biggest Mid-Autumn Festival in Phan Thiet city

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The Mid-Autumn Festival which is regarded as the biggest event of its kind in the country was held in Phan Thiet city in the southern coastal province of Binh Thuan on Sepetmber 11 with the participation of more than 2,800 students from 30 seconadary and primary schools in the province.

Country’s biggest Mid-Autumn Festival in Phan Thiet city

The Nguyen Tat Thanh Square was lit up with thousands of corloful lanterns of both traditional and modern designs in various shapes and sizes.
Each wards and communes in brings to the festival 80-100 lanterns with the maximum measurement of 40-60 cm, and 1-2 big lanterns with the maximum diameter of 3-4m.
After the opeing ceremony, there was a lantern parade running down main streets in the city, attracting thousands of students and visitors.
Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival) which falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month is also known as Children’s Festival. In this day, children light colorful lanterns and participate in a procession around the residential neighbourhood, holding lanterns in their hands. They also enjoy delicious moon cake, a special dish for Mid-Autumn festival of Vietnamese people.
Country’s biggest Mid-Autumn Festival in Phan Thiet city ảnh 1
Country’s biggest Mid-Autumn Festival in Phan Thiet city ảnh 2 The event attracts a large number of local and foreign visitors.
Country’s biggest Mid-Autumn Festival in Phan Thiet city ảnh 3 Dragon fruit-shaped lantern
Country’s biggest Mid-Autumn Festival in Phan Thiet city ảnh 4 One Pillar Pagoda-shaped lantern
Country’s biggest Mid-Autumn Festival in Phan Thiet city ảnh 5 Phan Thiet city is lit up with thousands of corloful lanterns.

By NGUYEN TIEN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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