Do Vietnamese celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival?
The Mid-Autumn Festival (or Tết Trung Thu in Vietnamese) is one of the most exciting and popular holidays for Vietnamese families. The festival is usually celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month in lunar calendar when the moon shows it brightest in the autumn.
Why do people celebrate Tết Trung Thu?
Tet Trung Thu follows the harvest in the eighth lunar month, falling usually during September or October, and is associated with the ascendancy of the moon over the sun in winter, the bounty of life, and prayers for the return of the sun’s warmth and light.
What countries celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival?
The traditional festival, also known as the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival, is celebrated in several Southeast Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Japan and Singapore and is a national holiday in some parts of the world, like Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea.
How does Vietnam celebrate?
The most important holiday celebrated in Vietnam, and indeed by Vietnamese people worldwide, is Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. Tet is commonly described as Christmas, Thanksgiving and your birthday all celebrated at once. The second most celebrated Vietnamese holiday is the Mid-Autumn Festival.
How did mooncake festival come about?
The festival started more than 2,000 years ago as a post-autumn harvest celebration, which was devoted to thanking the gods. Most scholars believe that the Mid-autumn Festival first appeared during the Song dynasty, derived from the tradition of worshipping the moon.