Hanoi’s young people are flocking to Hang Ma street at weekends where mid-autumn decorations and toys are sold in the days prior to the festival.
Young people are flocking to Hang Ma street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter at weekends where mid-autumn decorations and toys are sold to take pictures in the days in the lead-up to the festival.
|Hang Ma street turns red with many toys and decorations as the mid-autumn festival or Tet Trung Thu approaches. Hundreds of young people come here to take photos and for Facebook check-in.|
|In the past week, Hang Ma and nearby streets become bustling over the weekends.|
|In Hang Ma street, shops sell star and paper lanterns, cardboard masks and drums, the traditional toys on this occasion.|
|Many young people and families with young children come here to enjoy the atmosphere, buy colorful decorations and toys, ad take photos.|
|Both modern and traditional toys are sold, such as paper masks and lion heads.|
|Due to Covid-19, the number of visitors this year is fewer than in previous years, but the streets are still crowded.|
|Families with children take photos while shopping on the street.|
|Tet Trung Thu, or mid-autumn festival, comes only once a year and the shop owners on Hang Ma street don’t miss this opportunity to increase sales.|
|Those streets are often crowded at night and open until the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar.|
Photo: Ngoc Tu (Kinh te & Do thi)
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