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Lanterns set to shine over Mid-Autumn Festival

Shapes and sizes: All of family affair: Nguyen Trong Thanh’s family are involved in the business. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai
Viet Nam News

The Mid-Autumn Festival, or Full Moon Festival, falls on September 23 this year, and is a time for children to enjoy tasty treats and gifts from adults.

It’s also a busy season for households that produce traditional lanterns in Phu Binh, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.

Dozens of families in the area provide the domestic market with lanterns in various shapes and sizes, including carps, dragons, rabbits and stars.

Nguyen Trong Thanh’s family, with over 50 years of experience, has received 5,000 orders from big enterprises in Ha Noi, Hoi An and HCM City this year, as well as overseas Vietnamese residing in the US and Canada. — VNS

Scaled down: Nguyen Trong Thanh with a dragon lantern. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai
Hop to it: A craftsman makes a rabbit lantern. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai
Decisions: A woman selects lanterns on Luong Nhu Hoc Street. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai
Expert: The handcraft requires simple materials but a great amount of skill. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai
Family festival: A mother and daughter (right) choose a lantern from a shop on Luong Nhu Hoc Street. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai

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