in Vietnam 2019
Mid-autumn festival? For Asian people, Mid-autumn is in August of the lunar calendar (Chinese calendar in general). On those days when there is a full-moon, children carry their colorful lanterns, in a myriad of beautiful shapes, such as a red carp fish, dragons, and yellow butterflies… It is a time for grandparents, parents, and the whole family to gather together drink nice tea & eat delicious moon cakes (so called because they are commonly eaten in full-moon time)
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When do we celebrate Mid-autumn festival ?
It falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, so this year it is thirteenth of September (13.9.2019).
Asian people use the lunar calendar to know about full-days exactly, the right time to start our crops, become vegan for 9 or 15 days and go to temples and pagodas.
Fairytales in Mid-autumn festival
mid-autumn festival festivals along with Vietnam
Sagomeko recommendations on how to enjoy
the moon festival
When you book a city tour in Saigon don’t forget get to check China Town better known locally as Cholon is in your itinerary. There are plenty of companies who arrange tours for tourists around Cholon. I don’t want to sway you towards any particular business, unless you really would prefer a recommendation, in which case please email us for a reference
When you reach Lantern Street by Grab or Vinasun taxi (38272727 & a tablet shows you a map & the price – is a must) have a walk around China Town at noon. You could stop by at Thiên Hậu temple, a traditional Chinese style temple of the Chinese Seagodess Mazu, or visit the thriving traditional herbal market. Please ask people if you can take their photo. Most will not mind at all, but please, don’t stand in front of the stall too long as after all they are selling their goods.
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