Why do people celebrate Moon festival?
Over 4000 years ago, Vietnam’s rice civilization started in the Red river delta. At that time, the mid-autumn festival was held to celebrate a successful harvest and to worship the God of Earth to support their farming. Additionally, it was a chance for parents to take a break from working and spend time with their children. This special event often occurs on the 15th day of the Eighth month in Lunar calendar, when the Moon is the fullest. It is believed that Moon presents the fullness and prosperity of life.
What do people do in Moon festival?
Vietnamese people celebrate ‘Tet Trung thu’ in different ways. They often prepare a feast for their children, which includes moon cake, different seasonal fruit in autumn such as pomelo, papaya, persimmon, pineapple, and dragon fruit. These fruits are carved and displayed as different animals for children to enjoy along with other treats.