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Hanoi Mid-Autumn Festival in the early 20th century

Last update: 13:50 | 03/10/2017

Here are selected photographs of the Mid-Autumn Festival in early 20th century Hanoi. The photos are part of an exhibition showcased at the Heritage House at 87 Ma May Street, Hang Buom ward, Hanoi.


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The management board of Hanoi’s Old Quarter introduces this unique art installation displaying the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival of a family in Hanoi with photos from the early 20th century provided by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.






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Traditional toys for the Mid-Autumn Festival are on sale in Hang Gai Street, August 1926.






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Children are eager to enjoy animal-shaped lanterns and the vast array of traditional toys at Hang Gai Street.  







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Artisans make large star lamps on the sidewalks, attracting the attention of both children and adults.






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Chicken fighting – traditional toys are made of wood in 1937.






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Crab-shaped lamp.







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 Animal-shaped toys made of powder were popular toys for kids in the early 20th century.





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Dragon-dance performance in Hang Thiec Street.






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Women make full moon cakes in Hang Duong Street, 1928.







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A Mid-Autumn Festival tray of a family in Hang Thiec Street.



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