From September 10 to 12, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (7 Nguyen Van Huyen, Hanoi) will host many activities primarily for kids during the Fall Festival.
Every year, Vietnamese children are all excited about this special occasion, often taking place in September or October (August 15 of Lunar Year). This is almost a Vietnam’s universal holiday, where family gather, cousins reunite, and friends get together and celebrate the festival.
Traditionally, the holiday is for farmers to cherish their past successful harvesting season. People chip in a number of offerings – grapefruits representing the moon, Banh Nuong and Banh Deo made out of everyday ingredients, and other seasonal fruits. This custom continues until today but in cities, it is more for kids than for their parents.
If you are travelling with children, do not forget to mark this event on your agenda since it will be full of fun and all your family will enjoy learning about Vietnamese culture.
How to get there:
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is about 20 minutes by taxi from Hanoi Old Quarter. Go with the trusted brand and ask the driver to go to “Bao tang Dan Toc hoc”.