Vietnamese embassies and expat community in many countries held mid-Autumn celebrations for their children with the purposes of enhancing community ties and nurturing the children’s love towards their homeland’s culture.

This is the first time the Association of Vietnamese in the UK in conjunction with the Embassy organised the full moon festival. The children were introduced to the origin of the festival and then joined in a parade of star lanterns. They also tasted Vietnamese traditional moon cakes and were given traditional toys such as bamboo dragon fly.

Similar events were held in India and Switzerland over the past few days. The Mid-Autumn Festival this year falls on September 8.-VNA