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THE MID - AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN VIETNAM
Transcript of THE MID - AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN VIETNAM
THE HISTORY OF TET TRUNG THU
THE ORIGIN OF MID - AUTUMN FESTIVAL
TRUNG THU NOWADAYS
THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN VIETNAM
PROCESS OF MAKING A MOONCAKE
- This tradition of celebrating the Mid-autumn Festival started at the beginning of the 8th centery in China - the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival.
- People enjoy one day off on the festival.
- To express their thanks to the moon and celebrate the harvest, they offered a sacrifice to the moon on autumn days.
It is held on the 15th day on the 8th lunar month in the middle of autumn and it is celebrated for a whole day. On this day, the children and the parents prepare many different foods.
The festival is very much like a combination of Halloween and Thanksgiving
The Mid-Autumn celebration is an opportunity for members of the family to visit together and share together everything in their year
Traditionally, during the night of Moon Festival, children parade on the streets, singing with colorful lanterns in hands.
PLACE TO TRAVEL WHEN THE MID - AUTUMN FESTIVAL TAKEN PLACE IN VIETNAM
IN HOI AN
- Vietnamese mooncakes are known as Bánh Trung Thu . There are two kinds of mooncake: "Bánh nướng" (baked sticky rice cake) and "Bánh dẻo" (sticky rice cake).
- Mooncakes consist of a thin, tender pastry skin enveloping a sweet, dense filling, and may contain one salted egg yolks in their center as the symbol of the full moon
The Ho Tay Water Park (614 Lac Long Quan Road)
Giang Vo Exhibition Centre (148 Giang Vo Road)
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN VIETNAM AND JAPAN
Tsukimi or Otsukimi , literally moon-viewing, also known as Jugoya
Tet Trung Thu
Mid-Autumn Festival, Harvest festival, Children's Festival.
Date back to the Nara period (710-794), when it was introduced from China
but really took hold during the Heian era (794-1185)
Dates back as far as 1500-2000 years ago in Southeast Asia
- Indulging in banquets, music and composing poems dedicated to the moon.
- Displaying decorations made from Japanese pampas grass (susuki) and eating rice dumplings called Tsukimi dango in order to celebrate the beauty of the moon
Preparing banquet with flowers, fruit trays, votives and moon cakes.
- Cooking and eating gourmet meal
- Children go out, parade on the streets, while singing and carrying colorful lanterns of different sizes
- Performing the dragon dance and the flower dance on the streets
Kabocha (pumpkin), chestnuts, satoimo (taro potato) and tsukimi dango (small white rice dumplings, piled high on a tray), steamed buns, gnocchi (soft dough balls), rice cakes, and bread from newly-ripe taro, sweet potatoes, oriental giant radish and beans
Banh Trung Thu (mooncakes)
- Offering sacrifices to the moon and celebrating the harvest during the Mid-Autumn Festival
- Express gratitude of the Japanese people to the moon
- Precious time for parents making up for lost time with their children after harvest season
- Celebrate the harvest
- The Hoi An Mid-Autumn Festival is held on every 14th day of the lunar month at the World’s heritage ancient town in Central Vietnam
- Town switches off its electric lights, shuts down to motorized vehicles and lights the lanterns up
The Hoi An Mid-Autumn festival activities recall the real life of Hoi An people over 4 centuries ago
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In Mid-autumn festival, family gathering around and have a big dinner together while eating moon cakes to celebrate the family reunion.
People also buys or make mooncakes to give their relatives, friends and co-workers as presents to wish them a long and happy life.
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I. The history of Trung Thu.
II. Unique features of Trung Thu.
III. Differences between the mid-autumn festival in Vietnam and Japan.