Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 at Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Update: Sep 22, 2017
Thang Long - Ha Noi Heritage Preservation Centre will organize a Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 for children at 19 Hoang Dieu street from September 28th to October 4th.

The event presents a traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, featuring many interesting activities for children, in particular, a school education programme which helps young kids to understand more about mid-autumn festivals of the past through documented works of the French researchers Henri Oger and Albert Kahn Museum. Children will also have a chance to talk directly to historical and cultural researchers and artisans, and experience the traditional games and craft making process.

There will be exhibitions, art performances, demonstrations, traditional games, and other activities.

The exhibition will be based on drawings by Henri Oger and precious documentary photos owned by Albert Kahn Museum in France. Accordingly, a space displaying toys typical of mid-autumn festival of the early 20th century will be restored. The space is filled with stalls displaying traditional toys normally associated with mid-autumn festivals.

Art performances will include lion dance and water puppetry.

Demonstrations will consists of colouring masks, making mid-autumn cakes, star-shaped lanterns, cylindrical lanterns, Buddhist monk lanterns, rabbit lanterns, glutinous rice figurine, and making ceramic items.

Traditional games will include carrying rice across a bamboo bridge, see-saw, boomerang, wooden horse, sack race, tug of war, stick-and-ball, clay crackers, board game, and blindfolded drummer.