Many households in a Mid-Autumn Festival toy making village have seen a sharp fall in their income due to being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. At this time of previous years, Ong Hao Village in the northern province of Hung Yen used to be busy for the production of Mid-Autumn toys. Lots of households even have to work overnight to meet the demand. A product for the Mid-Autumn festival in Ong Hao Village However, the situation is different this year as the drop in orders caused local household incomes to decrease by 50-70%. The village has been known for making traditional toys for hundreds of years. Initially, the products are major drums, but later, more products are made. Toys made in Ong Hao Village have been available nationwide. Vu Huy Linh whose family is among the oldest drum producers in the village said that currently, he has repainting drums which have not yet been sold. “In previous years, our family’s workshop was extremely busy preparing for the coming Full Moon Festival. But this year, we have almost not had any orders,” he said. According to Linh, his family sold around 10,000 drums priced at VND30,000-100,000 each, depending on different kinds…. Read full this story
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