The Mid-Autumn festival is named "Tết Trung Thu"
in Vietnamese. It is also known as the Children's
Festival because the event is focusing on the
children. In older times, the Vietnamese believed
that children, as innocent and pure people, had the
closest connection to the sacred and natural world.
Being close to children was seen as a way to
connect with animist spirits and deities.
One important event before and during the festival
are lion dances. Dances are performed by both
non-professional children groups and trained
professional groups. Lion dances groups perform
on the streets, going to houses asking for
permission to perform for them. If the host
consents, the "lion" will come in and start dancing
as a blessing of luck and fortune for the home. In
return, the host gives lucky money to show their
Volunteers will prepare performances and gifts for
the disadvantaged children with different
backgrounds from different projects of SJ Vietnam:
street children living in the Fisher Village or the
children patients in National hospital of
Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Accommodation and food
Volunteers will stay at the dormitory with basic
conditions. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at
accommodation, only lunch at local restaurant
near project site.
Sleeping bag, games, toys and activity materials
for the children if you have. Mid-autumn festival is
organized in the north and in the south, please
specify us the favorite location.