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Month: August 2018

Trying New Foods in Vietnam: Bánh Trung Thu (Mooncake)

Trying New Foods in Vietnam: Bánh Trung Thu (Mooncake)

Tết Trung Thu…Mid-Autumn Festival…Moon Festival…Children’s Festival…they’re all names for an annual Vietnamese celebration that occurs on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month (which as of this posting, will happen next on 24 September, 2018). In today’s modern society, it’s a time for the promotion of education and arts & culture. Traditional hallmarks of this ancient celebration include music and dragon dance performances by local children, the display of lanterns in the shapes of fish, stars, and butterflies, and,…

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