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Trung Thu

Listed under Festivals in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Trung Thu is the time in Vietnam when people reconnect with their families, especially their children, after working so hard during the harvest. Held at the same time as China’s Moon Festival, under a gaping full moon, which represents the fullness of life, the festival is like a cross between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Children walk the streets carrying lit lanterns and people give moon cakes filled with lotus seeds. As well as celebrating by eating, people dance and communities hold parades and performances, but most importantly people are focused on the younger generation – see, Dad, not every day is ‘Children’s Day’!

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