However, celebrated for more than 400 years, it is wholly a part of Vietnam’s way of life now. Locals celebrate the festival to give thanks to the moon for their successful harvest season. The full moon represents prosperity and a full life, and the locals gather beneath it to join in the celebrations together.
Why do we celebrate Trung Thu?
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Tết Trung Thu is one of the popular festivals in Vietnam, and has been an important holiday to families in Vietnam for many years. It is said that originally, Tết Trung Thu came about as a way for parents to make up for lost time with their children after the harvest season.
What is the Vietnamese Moon Festival?
ABOUT THE MID-AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL
The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, called Tết Trung Thu in Vietnamese, is celebrated in the fall during the full moon. It was originally held to give thanks for the harvest and to pray for good luck and prosperity in the coming year.