Glowing lanterns signal start of Mid-Autumn Festival in HCM City
daitranvan 14-09-2020, 16:41

Numerous colourful lanterns can be seen lighting up Luong Nhu Hoc street in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City during the night, serving to attract plenty of visitors ahead of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.

Luong Nhu Hoc street in HCM City, known locally as Lantern Street, is a familiar destination for residents as it emerges annually ahead of every Mid-Autumn Festival.

The street is open to visitors from the first day of July until the fifteenth day of August in the lunar calendar.

Visitors have the choice of purchasing both traditional and modern lanterns from the thousands on sale along the street.

Ahead of this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on October 1, lanterns produced locally tend to dominate the market, with plenty of choice on offer, even for young children.

The venue proves to be popular among young people as it offers many great photo opportunities.

Parents like to bring their children to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

A girl poses for a photo in order to capture a memory from the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic, many sellers say they have reduced imports by between 30% to 40% in comparison to the previous year, with many fearful that the virus may return.

A child appears excited at the sight of princess-shaped lanterns.