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Vietnam’s greatest lantern parade in celebration of full-moon festival to take place in Phan Thiet

BTO – As scheduled, the awful lantern parade, which has been recognized as Vietnam’s largest lantern parade by the Vietnam Guinness Book, took place on the night of September 25th (the thirteenth day of lunar August) at Nguyen Tat Thanh square, Phan Thiet city. The biggest-of-its-kind event brought together more than 3,000 school-children parades from 32 primary and junior secondary schools across Phan Thiet city and crowded of locals and tourists to the spot. With the attendance of leaders of the party, government, agencies, departments of Binh Thuan province, the event is much more solemn and meaningful.

Each large-size lantern bears different educational meanings and in different shapes and figures from legendary, national heroic characters to the province’s special symbols featuring for the local achievements in economy, social culture, cultural transport, traditional trades and especially the figure of navy soldiers.

After the opening ceremony, the parade participants made the procession in the glow of 32 large-sized lanterns and nearly 3,000 small-sized candlelit lanterns in various shapes and colors, went through some main streets of Phan Thiet City, namely Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ton Duc Thang, and Tran Hung Dao.

The Mid-autumn festival has become Phan Thiet’s pride and local kids and visitors ‘expectation for watching as the annual Lunar August comes

Numerous large-sized lantern have its educational meanings and promote the local achievements
Colorful big and small lanterns to light up the sky of Phan Thiet city on Mid-Autumn night
Leader of Binh Thuan presents gifts to children
Thousands of small-sized lanterns get ready for the parade across the city’s main streets
A big-sized lantern in the figure of legendary “Giong Saint” made by Tien Loi secondary school
Dozens small dragon-fruit-shaped lanterns to show the local advantageous product
“Fish sauce”, another specialty of Binh Thuan  is also demonstrated via lantern at the parade
Helmet-shaped lanterns to propagate Road Safety
Lanterns in the shape of the Party’s flag highlight the imminent Party Congress of Binh Thuan province
A lantern is designed as a model of a bronze drum
Lotus-shaped lantern represents for Vietnamese national flower
Children are carrying lanterns figuring navy soldiers who protect the national sovereignty over seas and islands

My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Newspaper)

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