Today is the Harvest moon, according to western tradition, the day when Autumn starts in earnest. According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, it is the day after Mid-Autumn Festival.
This festival is celebrated by many Chinese around the world and in many countries that have had strong Chinese influence in their past.
Here are some traditional paper lanterns on display for sale in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
- Mid Autumn Festival (apostcardaday.blogspot.com)
- Venues for Mid-Autumn celebration (lookatvietnam.com)
- “Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!” and related posts (preciouspea.blogspot.com)
- Hanoi to host largest-ever lantern parade (lookatvietnam.com)