Mid-Autumn Festival activities open in Hanoi Old Quarter (08:10 09/09/2019)

HNP - The Management Board of Hanoi Old Quarter kicked off a range of activities, featuring the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, at the mural on Phung Hung Street, Hang Ma Ward on September 6.

Drum performance at opening ceremony.

At the program, artisans teach children, local residents and visitors on how to make traditional toys such as star-shaped lanterns, paper effigies, paper kites and to he (figurines made from glutinous rice powder), among others.
Coming to the program, the children will have a chance to participate in folk games, such as O an quan (Mandarin Square Capturing), Ca kheo (Walk on Stilts),  Mua sap (Bamboo Dance), Keo co (Tug of War), Bit mat bat de (Blind Man's Bluff), among others.
Besides, a series of public art activities, namely, Te Tieu puppetry, Doi Tam drum and Trong quan singing, will be performed to serve the children on the special occasion.
The Organizing Board expected that the cultural activities will create a healthy and useful playground for the children, helping them to thoroughly understand traditional values via experiencing folk games and knowing how to make traditional toys. 
Visitors at the program.
Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem District Pham Tuan Long said that Mid-Autumn Festival activities aim to preserve traditional cultural values, promote the images of Hanoi, and its Old Quarter in particular.
Also, the program is a chance to honor artisans and craftsmen who have made great contributions to preserving traditional crafts while raising the awareness of local people, especially young generations on conserving and promoting traditional cultural values. 
This year’s program takes place from September 6-9.

By Tran Huong

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