Top Things To See And Do During The Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
There will be a lot going on the 14th and especially 15th nights. Mid-autumn festival follows the lunar calendar which is very common in Asian countries. It also means the festival’s day changes every year on the Georgian calendar, often falls in late September or early October. this year, the festival occurs on Friday, September 13th 2019. Everything is abundant from the roistering drum noise on the streets to the foods each family prepares for the gathering under the moonlight.
How to Enjoy a Full Moon Festival in Halong Bay
The Full-Moon Festival is a top significant Vietnamese festival. It is a joyful event with colorful lanterns, scrumptious moon cakes, and ecstatic vibes. It’s also a day to celebrate family and tradition, so get together with your relatives, do some moon gazing, and enjoy a moon cake or a few and Enjoy lion dance with your kids or Stroll the street of Ha Long Street. Here are festival and performances taking place across Vietnam now.
1. Moon-gaze from Halong Bay
Many travelers use the Mid-Autumn Festival as a chance to spend some low-key time with small groups of family and friends in Halong Bay cruises. Feel free to opt out of the more raucous festivities; instead, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck for a late-night onboard as you gaze up at the full moon, relax with romantic ballad music, enjoy drinks from the bar. Moon watching on the festival’s night relates to the legend of Chu Cuoi. The ideas of the folktale started with the shapes of the moon’s craters which, to Vietnamese people, looked like a huge banyan tree.
2. Stroll the street of Ha Long Street
If you visit Halong city during Mid-autumn festival, take a walk to Ha Long street to enjoy the atmosphere. This street is young locals come to take pictures with their best clothes.
3. Taste the many kinds of mooncake
Not just in Vietnam, moon cake around the world has evolved in both appearance and fillings. If you’ve never tried mooncake before, this year’s Mid-autumn festival would be a wonderful chance to try.
4. Enjoy lion dance with your kids
As tumultuous, fun and exciting as it should be, a performance of unicorn dance on a street of Vietnam during Mid-autumn festival is a wonderful thing to show your kids (or yourself). Walk on every main street of any major city in Vietnam, you’ll easily find a crowd enjoying the dance.
5. Best Halong Bay Cruises for Mid-Autumn Festival
Visiting Vietnam in this period, you could see the streets full of décor items for the Moon Festival. Not only kids but adults also feel elated at this event. To enable tourists to have more chances to attend such this event, many Halong Bay tour operators have celebrated this festival during their trips, and overnight Halong Bay Cruise is not an exception. Immersing yourself in the cheery vibe of this special Vietnamese festival is definitely a great way to get exposed to the culture of this S-shaped land and Do not miss the chance to taste the sweet, delicious Vietnamese mooncakes.
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