Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tết Trung Thu

Yesterday was an important date for the Vietnamese people, as they all gathered in the street to celebrate 'Tết Trung Thu', a.k.a. the Mid-Autumn Festival. The city center was unbelievably crowded and many youngsters were wearing masks and accessories; what was the most striking though (besides the strong smell of dried squid in some streets) was the dragon dances I saw in various locations. This photo was taken very near my place as I was walking back home - and I am so thrilled I came across it! I'll be posting more pictures of it this week. Chúc mừng Tết Trung Thu everyone!


Leif Hagen said...

A friendly or ferocious dragon?!

Jérôme said...

Rather ferocious it seems, I've got a picture of it while it's spitting fire!