There is more than half a month to Mid-Autumn Festival, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many cities and provinces, including Hanoi, have implemented social distancing, so there are no shops selling traditional mooncakes on the streets.
The mooncake market has entered the peak business season with purchasing power highly increasing. This is contrary to the initial forecast that the purchasing power is unpredictable, maybe even decreases because customers cut spending due to the impacts of the Covid -19 pandemic.
The Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of Quang Nam Province yesterday cooperated with the People’s Committee of Dai Loc District to organize the informal meeting ‘Mid-Autumn Festival 2019’ for poor children in the area. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the event and gave 300 gifts worth VND1 million (US$43) each to poor students who achieved excellent academic results.
The Mid –Autumn Festival which falls on September 24 (on the 15th day of eighth lunar month) is coming and these days, streets in Hanoi Capital are crowded with people enjoying the early mid-autumn festival atmosphere.
A proceed of more than VND1 billion from ticket sales of the Mid-Autumn festival which opened at Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam- the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on September 29 was donated to the Thien Nhan and Friends Fund.