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Mid-Autumn Festival signals party time for kids

 More than 300 disadvantaged children in Ho Chi Minh City will receive moon cakes, lanterns and other gifts at the Suoi Tien Theme Park as part of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations around the country.

The children, many living in shelters, will also take part in traditional games and music at a party called Le Hoi Trung Thu Yeu Thuong (Beloved Mid-Autumn Festival).

They will also participate in a lion dance and lantern parade, and receive notebooks, pens, clothes and toys from the organisers.

Suoi Tien will offer free tickets to more than 5,000 poor children.

As in previous years, cultural houses for children in the rural districts of Nha Be, Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi and Can Gio will host programmes featuring lantern and fruit-tray design competitions, music and dance performances, and water-puppet shows.

At night, young performers will stage circus and magic shows. Several thousands of poor children will be invited.

The festival will fall on September 13 this year when the moon becomes largest and brightest in a year, and is taken as an exclusive occasion for children.