Mid-autumn festival kicks off in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

A mid-autumn festival began in Hanoi’s Old Quarter on September 1, featuring myriad enticing activities.
A musical performance at the event (Photo: VNA)
A musical performance at the event (Photo: VNA)

The event features stalls selling products and toys for the traditional festival, cultural and art performances, and folk games.

A highlight of the festival includes a contest of arranging mid-autumn offering trays and a procession of lanterns.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem district, which organises the festival, Nguyen Quoc Hoan said it has become a traditional cultural charm of the district, particularly since the Old Quarter was recognised as a national cultural heritage.

The event lasts until September 10.