Mid-Autumn Festival

The colorful Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 in Phan Thiet city - (19/09/2016)

(Muinetourism.vn).- On the night of 15th September 2016 - the full moon night of the eighth lunar month, Phan Thiet city (Binh Thuan province) was so colorful with 33 big lanterns and more than 2500 small lanterns in various shape and colors taking part in the lantern procession of Mid-Autumn Festival 2016.


(Photo: Nguyen Vu)

The festival’s opening ceremony was held with the presence of Chairman of Binh Thuan People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Hai, leader of Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports & Tourism and thousands of locals and tourists who came to see the most unique lantern procession in Vietnam. At the event, Vice Chairman of Phan Thiet People’s Committee Vo Van Thong read the letter for children on the occasion of Mid-Autumn Festival of the Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang and gave the opening speech.


(Chairman of Binh Thuan People’s Committee Nguyen Ngoc Hai giving gifts to children; Photo: Nguyen Vu)


(Photo: Nguyen Vu)
 
After the opening ceremony, the 2900 meter long lantern procession paraded through main street of Phan Thiet city like Nguyen Tat Thanh, Thu Khoa Huan, Tran Hung Dao, Nguyen Du, attracting thousands of tourists and local residents.



(Photo: Nguyen Vu)
 
 
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Source: Nguyen Vu

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