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Thang Long Imperial Citadel to host Mid-Autumn Festival

The Thang Long - Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre will organise a Mid-Autumn Festival from September 17 to October 4 at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel.

Celebrations feature traditional activities such as dragon dances and making mooncakes, multi-coloured paper, and star-shaped lanterns.

Historian Le Van Lan will join a discussion on the Mid-Autumn festival, and a lantern festival held to mark the event during the Le-Trinh Dynasty in the early 17th century.

A traditional occasion for children, the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, with people often preparing trays with mooncakes, candy, and fruit.

Family members get together to enjoy the full moon with each other. There are many entertainment activities for children, such as a lantern parade./.