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Moon Festival at BIS

25 September 2015

Trung thu vui vẻ!

Mid-Autumn Festival or Tet Trung Thu, has been one of the most important celebration to families in Vietnam for many years, especially for children. It is traditionally held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.

Moon festival is traditionally a great time for family reunions. Originally, after the parents were busy with rice harvesting season, they made a big feast with a lot of food to celebrate with their children. Families also enjoyed making and eating moon cakes, one of the unmissable cakes that symbolise the full moon and celebrate the prosperity of life. Children would carry their colourful lanterns with lights inside to show Cuoi, who, according to Vietnamese legend was a man who stood in the moon, looking all the way back to the Earth.

Tu Xuong Campus

Tu Xuong campus started its Moon Festival celebration on Thursday morning with a colourful parade. The children in Early Years showed off their Ao Dai’s class by class to all of the parents who were on hand to take photos and enjoy some of the activities that had been organised. On Friday, some traditional songs were performed by Year 1 and Year 2 children, followed by a beautiful dance from Year 6 children. After that, the children from each year group started to parade around the gym to show their lanterns which they made at home. Finally, Mr Ian and Ms Mary invited some children who had the best creative lanterns to come up the stage and gave each of them a reward.

An Phu Primary

An Phu Primary campus began its Moon Festival celebrations on Friday with a spectacular dragon dance show as a blessing of luck and fortune to everybody. After the dance, there were moon festival assemblies separated into two shows, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. The shows told the story of the festival with traditional dances and music.

A big thank you to all the children and teaching assistants for preparing such a wonderful show and bringing a lot of joy and fun for the children, whilst also teaching them some very important messages about this important festival in the Vietnamese calendar.

Trung thu vui vẻ!

Ms. Phuong Pham / Vietnamese Coordinator