On the 15th night of the eighth month in the lunar calendar when the moon is at its fullest, children and adults alike all gather to hang lanterns and share tantalising stories. Celebrated widely in Vietnam, the Mid-Autumn festival involves a variety of activities for everyone to relish.
Gleaming Lantern Procession
When you see lanterns lit and hung everywhere on the streets, you know that the Mid-Autumn Festival is underway. In the past, children used to feel overjoyed at the sight of the handcrafted shadow lanterns with different shapes and figures such as stars, fish, butterflies, etc. Those beautiful lanterns were also used to decorate houses. Under the moon’s light, children would carry their lanterns and walk in parades on the street.
Mooncakes for a Tasteful Festival
Eating mooncakes is considered an essential part of every Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam. The annual festival custom of a whole family getting together, eating mooncakes and enjoying the moon dates back thousands of years.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Vietnamese people usually display food, fruits and cakes for friend or family gatherings. The traditional display consists of moonkcakes and fruits like bananas, persimmons and custard apples. When the moon reaches its peak, children will delightedly “break” the food displays to eat. They will sing and dance under the moonlight.
The Gift-giving Custom
The traditional gift-giving conveys thegiver’s wish of a warm and joyful season for receivers. Mooncake boxes are the most common gift to show the giver’s appreciation for the receivers, who are their beloved family members, teachers, colleagues, and anyone else that we respect and care for.
Celebrate A Nostalgic Festival
Inspired by the Mid-Autumns in the 1990s, Park Hyatt Saigon is proud to bring a traditional taste back with our mooncake collection of three types of boxes. They are Traditional box with four cakes, the Premium box with four cakes and green tea, the Deluxe box with four cakes and a bottle of Late Harvest dessert wine. The box can be repurposed to a jewellery container or candy box.
Mooncake boxes are available for sales at:
All prices include 10% VAT.
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