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25/09/2023

Lantern village in Ho Chi Minh City busy ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival

   As the Mid-Autumn Festival is five days away, a busy atmosphere pervades Phu Binh lantern making village, which is now over 50 years old, in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.

Lantern village in Ho Chi Minh City busy ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival

Artisans in the village manually make lanterns with various shapes and colors.

There are many phases to complete hand-made lanterns, including choosing bamboo trees, cutting bamboo sticks to make frames, painting plastic papers for wrapping the frames, and decorating the lanterns.

Artisan Nguyen Trong Thanh said traditional lanterns using candles feature a great cultural value of Vietnamese people.

Children and those who are interested in cultural and artistic values still prefer them.

<em>Stuffed bunny toys are attached to bamboo lanterns.</em>
Stuffed bunny toys are attached to bamboo lanterns.

 

Nguyen Trong Binh, who has had half a century of experience in making lanterns, said he spent much time restoring traditional lanterns and preserving the craft.

Phu Binh’s lanterns have been put up for sale across Vietnam.

Luong Nhu Hoc Street, which is known as the ‘Lantern Street’ in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, welcomes thousands of customers a day who come to admire and buy lanterns.

                        <em>A paper lantern</em>

A paper lantern

                                <em>Artisan Nguyen Trong Binh from Phu Binh lantern making village in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City makes a lantern for the 2023 Hue Lantern Festival in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam</em>

Artisan Nguyen Trong Binh from Phu Binh lantern making village in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City makes a lantern for the 2023 Hue Lantern Festival in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam

                         <em>An artisan prepares plastic paper, the main material for traditional lanterns.</em>
             An artisan prepares plastic paper, the main material for traditional lanterns.
                             <em>Two artisans decorate lanterns.</em>
                                          Two artisans decorate lanterns.
                             <em>Nguyen Thi Hong Anh, 26, the third generation of a lantern making family in Phu Binh. She learns how to make lanterns from her grandfather.</em>
Nguyen Thi Hong Anh, 26, the third generation of a lantern making family in Phu Binh. She learns how to make lanterns from her grandfather.
                                 <em>A view of Luong Nhu Hoc Lantern Street in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival</em>
A view of Luong Nhu Hoc Lantern Street in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival

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