Mid-Autumn Festival is held on 15th day of the eighth lunar month to celebrate biggest full- moon in the year. In Vietnam, this festival is for children specially and children are center of all activities on that day. In the occasion of Mid-autumn Festival, moon cakes are usually used as gifts of people to the others, especially their parents and grandparents. As being the national festival, you could smell the fiesta mood in big tourist destinations. The streets are covered in red, everyone can easily buy a lantern and balloon everywhere.
There is a lantern making competition in Sapa that you would not want to miss as different groups of kids showcasing their hand-made huge lantern that lighted with candles inside and marching around town. Innocent laughters of the kids would definitely bring you back your memorial childhood time.