greatest Mid-autumn lantern procession took place in Phan Thiet city
BTO – On the night of
September 7th (the fourteenth day of the eighth lunar month) more
than 3,000 students and teachers from 32 primary schools and secondary schools
in the city converged on Nguyen Tat Thanh square, Phan Thiet city for the
Vietnam’s largest Mid-autumn lantern procession. The event attracted a lot of
interest of thousands of domestic and foreign onlookers.
After the opening ceremony
and gift-giving to students, the 2,000-meter-long lantern parade walked in
succession through a number of main streets such as: Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ton Duc
Thang, Thu Khoa Huan, Tran Hung Dao, etc. The coastal city was suddenly lit up
by colorful and amusing shapes of big and small lanterns accompanied by exciting
dragon and lion dances.
Under the theme “Phan Thiet
Children – Cheering Mid-Autumn Festival –Studying hard – Doing thousands of good
deeds”, this year’s mid-autumn festival gathered dozens of big lanterns in
various shape of animals, historical heroic characters, globe featuring
Vietnam’s seas and islands, etc.
As known, this cultural
mid-autumn lantern procession has been recognized as the largest of its kind to
be held so far by Vietnam Book of Records (Vietbooks).