Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 at Imperial Citadel of Thang Long


“Tết Trung thu rước đèn đi chơi.

Em rước đèn đi khắp phố phường…”

The familiar melodies resounded, the heart fluttered, strangely joyful. We feel like we are younger, like we are reliving our childhood memories, we can process lanterns, break feasts, have fun dancing and singing, etc., every time we come to the Mid-Autumn Festival. This is an opportunity for children to receive gifts, to break the feast… Besides, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also an opportunity for us to express our gratitude and reunion family.

Immerse yourself in the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, returning to childhood memories

In the old palace, on Mid-Autumn Festival, many activities took place. Under the Ly Dynasty, the Mid-Autumn Festival was a festival organized by the king with ancestor worshiping activities, boat racing, water puppet show, and land puppetry. During the Tran Dynasty, aristocrats drank wine, recited poetry and watched the scenery. By the time of Le Trung Hung, the historical descriptions were that the festival in Lord Trinh’s palace was splendidly decorated with thousands of lights to create a shimmering, colorful mid-autumn night. In folklore, the Mid-Autumn Festival also becomes brilliant with the custom of playing lights, breaking the moon to look at…

In order to promote the World Heritage values ​​of Thang Long Imperial Citadel, especially the intangible cultural values ​​and enhance tourism products to visitors, on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival 2022, the Thang Long Heritage Conservation Center Long – Hanoi organizes the Mid-Autumn Festival program with the theme “Shimmering autumn lights”, contributing to creating a unique playground that gives the capital’s children more experiences and understanding of cultural history in general and the Mid-Autumn Festival in particular.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 at Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Coming to the Mid-Autumn Festival Festival 2022 at Thang Long Imperial Citadel, visitors and children will return to their childhood with special activities

1. Immerse yourself in the space “Shimmering autumn lights”:

Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 with the theme “Shimmering autumn lights”, the highlight is the giant lantern and many traditional mid-autumn lights such as star lights, tick lights, rabbit lights; especially some mid-autumn lights in the early twentieth century made according to the research of researcher Trinh Bach, restored according to the sources.

Exhibition period: from September 2, 2022.

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2. Participate in useful experiential activities

 Activities that are especially meaningful to children, parents should let their children go:

  •  Experience making moon cakes;
  • Make star lights, rabbit lights, tick lights;
  • Paint and draw mache mask;
  • Paper kite making.

Organization time: from 9:00 to 11:30, from 14:00 to 17:00 on September 2, 3, 4 and 10, 2022.

3. Lion dance art performance

This activity attracts both children and adults, hearing the drums brings back childhood memories.

Lion dance art performance at 9:30 to 11:00 and 16:00 to 16:45 on September 2, 3, and 10, 2022.

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long always creates useful spaces and activities for adults, children and young people. Especially, Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 will be held by Hoang Thanh right on the occasion of September 2. A destination not to be missed in Hanoi. What are you waiting for without planning to visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival?

Contact information: Ms. Nguyen Thi Minh Thu – Deputy Head of the Instruction and Interpretation Department, Thang Long Heritage Conservation Center – Hanoi (Tel: 0913 012 021).