Mid-Autumn festival celebrated nationwide
(VNF) - In Vietnam the Mid-Autumn festival on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month is a festival for children. On this occasion, families, organizations, agencies, and communities show their love and care for the younger generation.
This year the Hanoi Old Quarter’s Management Board hosted a series of activities, including exhibitions of Mid-Autumn festival traditional items and demonstrations of making toys such as paper doctors, lanterns, and kites.
Children enjoy Mid-Autumn festival in Hanoi's Old Quarter (Photo: Quynh Hoa/VOV5)
Ho Chi Minh city officials have organized a program called “Mid-Autumn festival Dream” for more than 1,000 disadvantaged kids in Binh Thanh, Tan Binh, Thu Duc, Cu Chi, Binh Duong, District 7, and District 8.
Dak Lak province’s Fund for the Protection of Children, in collaboration with private companies gave 450 gifts worth USD 5,000 to poor children in Ea Kar, Krong Buk, and Krong Pak district. The Fund also provided 10 scholarships to encourage poor students to continue their schooling.
In Yen Bai province social organizations hosted Mid-Autumn festival for 195 children in the remotedistrict of Mu Cang Chai and gave 144 gifts given to kids in Tram Tau district.
Le Hoang Anh, leader of the “Young connectivity” team in Yen Bai, said: “Over the years we have worked to help children in difficult circumstances enjoy the Mid-Autumn festival. Recently, we have visited remote, mountain hamlets and delivered gifts to local kids, who have never gone beyond their village’s outskirts. We want them to feel happy during the festival just like kids elsewhere.”
On September 13th, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh joined a program themed “Mid-autumn for disadvantaged children”. The leader also visited and presented a gift package with VND 1 million (USD 45) in cash to each of the 95 child patients at the Cancer (K) Hospital’s Tan Trieu Branch, Hanoi. Vice President Thinh also donated VND 50 million (USD 2,249) to the “Bright Future” fund, headed by Prof. Nguyen Thi Xuyen, Head of the Vietnam General Association of Medicine.
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presented gift packages to child patients. (Photo: baochinhphu.vn)
The same day, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, in association with the “Bright Future” fund, presented 70 gifts to child patients at the Oncology Department of the Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics. Each gift included a moon-cake and VND 1 million (USD 45) in cash.
In a mid-autumn festival in Meo Vac district, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, the Secretariat of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee presented 60 Vu A Dinh scholarships to outstanding poor students; the Centre for Vietnam Children Assistance and Development presented more than 1,000 moon cakes, 300 books and many other gifts such as pens, books and shampoo to children.
Children in Meo Vac district received Mid-Autumn festival’s presents. (Source: tuoitre.vn)
In a letter addressed to Vietnamese children and teenagers, President Tran Dai Quang said that the Party, State, and people of Vietnam pay special attention to the protection, caring, and education of children. Other national and local leaders attended Mid-Autumn festivals for children all over Vietnam./.