Before the Mid-Autumn Festival, the people of Tuyen Quang crowded with giant lanterns

Although still nearly two weeks remaining until the full moon festival, but in Tuyen Quang, people were busy marching with huge lights every night.

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From the early days of the 8th lunar month, the people of Tuyen Quang have lived in the bustling atmosphere of the Mid-Autumn Festival with many giant lantern processions and unique cultural performances.

The lamp model is mainly made by local people using items such as bamboo, paper ... The shape is inspired by fairy tales or items associated with the working and production life of people. The "super big, super huge" size and lively spirit are the hallmarks of standard Tuyen Quang lanterns.
Mid-Autumn Festival of Tuyen Quang
Tuyen Quang people are busy welcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. Photo: Mid-Autumn Festival in Tuyen Quang.
Models are carried along the main road of Tuyen Quang city. The most bustling area is from the intersection 8 to Nguyen Tat Thanh square or Phan Thiet, Tan Trao streets. Usually, the best models will "introduce" between August 5-8 and August 15 (Lunar Calendar).

Previously, the Mid-Autumn Festival in Tuyen Quang was not much different from other places, mainly for children with activities such as lion dance, light procession ... The year 2004 marked the first appearance of giant lantern models, almost 10 m long. Since then, "lantern procession culture" has become an indispensable part of the Mid-Autumn Festival in this province.

Tuyen Quang Mid-Autumn Festival also had many changes. Instead of just for children, this festival goes deep into people's lives, becoming a happy day for all ages.
Mid-Autumn Festival of Tuyen Quang
The giant lantern is the difference in the way to welcome Mid-Autumn Festival of Tuyen Quang people. Photo: Travel Gear.
In addition to providing fun space for people, this is also an opportunity for Tuyen Quang province to promote and develop tourism. Early Mid-Autumn Festival activities are part of the Thanh Tuyen Festival held every year. According to a notice from Tuyen Quang province, Thanh Tuyen 2019 festival will be held from 12-14 September (14-16 / 8 lunar calendar).

Coming to Tuyen Quang during the festival, visitors have the opportunity to experience local cuisine and admire the impressive cultural performances.

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