A series of activities have taken place in all walks of life in Vietnam to celebrate the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on September 19.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 18 presented gifts to outstanding students in An Binh commune in Bac Ninh province’s Thuan Thanh district on this occasion.

Talking with local students and authorities, Deputy PM Phuc affirmed that the Party and State always pay attention to child care and protection, and ensuring a healthy playground for them.

He also asked the local authorities to continue giving care to children and families of those who rendered service during the war.

The same day, the Vietnam News Agency’s Representative Office in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong in coordination with the Bibica Corporation and the Dong Tam Nutrition Food Joint Stock Company ( Nutifood) presented gifts to 420 local ethnic minority children.

The office also collaborated with other press agencies in Da Lat city to hold full-moon festivities for underprivileged children.

In the capital city of Hanoi , more than 600 children joined residents in the Old Quarter in a mid-autumn festival held at Dong Xuan Market in the night of September 18, during which they had a chance to enjoy folk performances and games, and lion dances.

Meanwhile, the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang organised a festival to display Vietnam’s largest mid-autumn feast recognised by the Vietnam Guinness Book of Records (Vietbooks).

The night festival was also honoured with the most unique and biggest lanterns in the country by the Vietnam Guinness Record Council.

Many other localities nationwide, including Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Thai Nguyen, Hoa Binh, Hung Yen, Kon Tum and Da Nang have hosted an array of practical activities to help outstanding students and those of poor families have a happy mid-autumn festival.-VNA