Thousands of people celebrate First Full Moon Festival in District 5By Thanh Hoa Women in colorful dresses join the festival - PHOTO: THANH HOA HCMC - Thousands of people flocked to Cho Lon area in District 5 of HCMC on February 19 to celebrate the First Full Moon Festival, or Tet Nguyen Tieu, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month. In addition to going to the pagoda to pray for peace and good fortune, many people gathered on the popular streets, including Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Chau Van Liem, Trang Tu, Nguyen Trai and Tran Hung Dao, to take part in various cultural and spiritual activities. Originating in China, Tet Nguyen Tieu has been adapted to Vietnam’s culture and plays an important role in the country’s cultural and religious life, especially among the people of Chinese descent living in Vietnam. The first full moon is regarded by the community as the most important among all full moons throughout the lunar year. Below are some photos of the … [Read more...] about Thousands of people celebrate First Full Moon Festival in District 5
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Japan Japan has two moon festivals every year, following lunar calendar. Zyuyoga is associated with the traditional customs of "Otsukimi" (meaning watching the moon on the full moon day in autumn). For the people in the land of the rising sun, the festival is the time for them to honor the moon in the fall, the only time the moon is at its fullest. In the Otsukimi festival, the Japanese often make Dango, a type of rice dumplings (mochiko). It is quite similar to mochi and is served with tea. On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Japanese personally hand mix flour with water, pound it to create that structure-builder before proceeds to baking. Dango cake is presented with a Susuki grass vase during moon festivals. Also known as tail flower, susuki is a perennial tall grass that blossoms in the autumn. The moon watching ritual cannot be done without dango cake. Dango cake and susuki grass. Photo courtesy of Katorisi on Wikipedia The legend of Dango cake is traditionally … [Read more...] about Are moon festivals the same everywhere in Asia?
Hou Xiang Yu comes from Shanxi, China. He has been living in Vietnam for seven years. Like many other Vietnamese families, Yu and his wife, a Vietnamese woman, often take their daughter to Hang Ma street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter to buy Mid-Autumn festival toys. Hou Xiang Yu shared with joy as the Old Quarter were decorated with lights and toys and everyone was very happy. While Yu's wife, Tran Thi Yen said the street was crowded and the Mid-Autumn Festival is a chance for families to tighten bond and also a memorable time for children The Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month is a big annual event celebrated in some Asian countries, including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam. For the Vietnamese people, the event is considered a festival for children who can attend dragon dance performances, enjoy traditional cakes, decorate fruit trays and receive toys on these festive … [Read more...] about Chinese nationals enjoy full-moon festival in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - September is the time of many special cultural festivals in Vietnam such as the Mid-Autumn festival, the Mong pan-pine festival in Ha Giang or the buffalo fighting festival in Do Son, Haiphong. 1. Mong pan-pine festival The festival also includes a trade fair held at the Dong Van District Stadium with over 150 booths of local businesses and international companies. Other activities such as pan-pipe dance, stick pushing, ball beating, singing and poster design competitions were held. 2. National Day National Day 2/9 is the major holiday of the country. Across the streets in Hanoi and provinces in the country are filled by red flags and banners. 3. Gold Month of Travel in Hue The event will take place from September 2 to 30 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the relics of the ancient capital of Hue being recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, 10th anniversary of the Hue Court Music being recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Mankind and … [Read more...] about The unique cultural festivals in September
(VOVworld)- Activities to celebrate the Vu Lan or the 7th full moon festival, one of the biggest festivals in Vietnam according to Buddhism, are underway across the country. In recent years, the festival has been observed as the day to pay gratitude to parents and ancestors in general. Venerable Thich Bao Nghiem, Vice President of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Shanga elaborates on the significance of the festival: “In Buddhism, the Vu Lan festival reflects the humanity of people, teaching people to pay gratitude to their ancestors, grandparents and parents and prayers for the dead to live in the good heaven of Buddha. This is an occasion to teach people about the morality of Vietnamese people”. For the occasion, the Big Truong Sa pagoda in Truong Sa island district, Khanh Hoa province organized a requiem to pay tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives to defend the nation’s sea in Truong Sa and those who died in Vietnamese territorial waters. … [Read more...] about Celebrations of 7th full-moon festival