Busy streets ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival
Many families and youth groups take the opportunity to stroll through the streets, gaze at the lanterns and capture the merrymaking ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
A few days before the Mid-Autumn Festival, many people in Ho Chi Minh City hang lanterns and twinkling lights in front of their houses and organize fun activities day and night. The streets are decorated with red and blue colors, many children’s processions illuminate down the street, many lion dance groups come to congratulate each house. The scene of a group of young people taking advantage of the check-in photos, the moment the neighbors share each moon cake…brings a hilarious and exuberant atmosphere.
Hai Anh (District 5, Ho Chi Minh City) said she is fascinated by the toy store scene, which helps make the streets bright and colorful and attracts many families and young people to sign up. “During the day the sun shines on Lantern Street, District 5. But at night the colored lights create a warm atmosphere. When I saw my friends post beautiful photos of ‘virtual life’, I also took the opportunity to explore and capture unforgettable moments. Before the Mid-Autumn Festival,” he said.
Hai Anh’s circle of friends thought so too: They like the streets these days because they are “colorful and lively and remind them of their beloved childhood”.
For elementary school children, making toys for the Mid-Autumn Festival is an attractive activity that can be freely “unleashed” according to their imagination and recorded childhood cues. Many families choose this option to teach their children to preserve traditional values through family courts. Van Ha (District 4, HM City) said her three children enjoy making paper lanterns, water bowl lamps or regular lanterns.
In addition, many people do not forget to buy moon cakes, a gift related to the moon-gazing party gift. This year, in addition to the usual cakes, families prefer healthy products with many new flavors to make the meeting more complete.
Each product was handpicked by Phuong Ha (10th Ward, Ho Chi Minh City) to make the August 15 moon encounter more meaningful. To this day, she still enjoys the feeling of seeing her family members enjoying the delicious, fresh cakes every year. In this year’s lunar season, the mother of two chooses Kido’s Bakery as her companion.
“It’s not yet Mid-Autumn Festival, my kids have eaten all the bun boxes because they love new flavors, especially the Alaskan Shrimp Buns with Truffle Sauce. Luckily I bought three boxes from Kido’s bakery, unless they go on vacation. .. “There were still buns to eat, because when I went to the store, I heard the staff say that the product was out of stock,” Phuong Ha added.
Thuy Ngan (Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City) believes that for a complete Mid-Autumn Festival you don’t need enough materials, but what matters is how the members take care of each other and create a friendly and close atmosphere. . “My parents loved filling them with rustic ingredients like beans and lotus seeds, so I decided to buy traditional cakes from Kido’s bakery. My children saw that they were happy and asked their mother to lead the tray arrangement,” he said
The Mid-Autumn Festival is not only a fun day for children, but also a festival for all ages. The children grin to the loud drumming of the lion dance and are happy when their parents give them presents. And adults like to relive the sweet and funny moments of childhood.