Explore Mid-Autumn Festival toys at Ethnology Museum The Saigon Times Daily Colorful lanterns are Vietnamese children’s favorite toys during the Mid-Autumn Festival – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology will host the “Exploring Mid-Autumn Festival Toys” program on September 19, offering visitors, especially children, a chance to learn more about traditional toys for one of the biggest festivals in the year. Visitors can learn how to make traditional toys that Vietnamese children play during the Mid-Autumn Festival, including star-shaped lanterns, paper masks, to he (toy figurines), and spinning-humming tops. Children will also be invited to take part in a number of folk games like tug of war and stilt walking, and enjoy lion dances, green rice flakes from Vong Village, and mooncakes. For this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology also coordinates with Ninh Thuan Province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to introduce and promote the culture of the south central province to visitors in Hanoi through cultural performances, display of traditional handicrafts, cuisine and folk games. The province’s artisans will perform their traditional music instruments like Ginang drum, Baranung drum, Saranai trumpet, Kanhi (two-stringed bow instrument with a tortoise shell resonator) of the Cham people and Chapi (a simple musical instrument made from bamboo) of the Raglai people. The “Colors of Ninh Thuan’s Culture” program will be held at the museum from September 22 to 23, according to Nhan Dan newspaper.