President congratulates children on Mid-Autumn Festival hinh anh 1Mid-Autumn Festival at the Temple of Literature (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
President Tran Dai Quang has sent a letter of congratulations to Vietnamese children at home and abroad on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on October 4 this year.

He said the Law on Children took effect from June 1 this year with a number of new and specific regulations on child rights and responsibilities of educational organisations, agencies and institutions as well as families and individuals in implementing the rights of children.

The President wrote he was very happy to see children in natural disaster and flood areas had overcome difficulties to pursue learning. 

He welcomed children representing their peers nationwide to attend the fifth National Children’s Forum to discuss the prevention of child abuse and violence.

The President called on children to make more efforts to become good citizens and contribute to building a beautiful and rich country.

Held in the 15th of the eighth lunar month, Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important and meaningful festivals in Vietnam.

Toys and lanterns are an integral part of the mid-autumn festival parade. To the sounds of the drumbeat, children hold colourful lanterns and march on roads, and that is the most interesting part of the mid-autumn festival celebration.

Traditional games will be played such as carrying rice across a bamboo bridge, see-saw, wooden horse, jumping-in-sack race, tug of war, stick-and-ball, clay crackers, board games and blindfolded drummer.-VNA