Mid-Autumn Festival in Sa Pa

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This year, Sa Pa Mid-Autumn Festival will feature the theme “A Mid-Autumn Festival for sustainable tourism development”.

Lantern parade in Sa Pa Mid-Autumn Festival (photo: baolaocai)

Sa Pa Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 will take place on Sep 13 – 14, 2016 (13th to 15th in Lunar August) with a wide range of activities including dragon and lion dancing, lantern parade, art performances etc.

Local and international visitors to the festival will have opportunities to see the massive and colorful traditional lanterns, such as starlight lanterns, animal-shaped lanterns, keo quan lanterns (those with vivid rotating paper-cut figures on the covers) etc.

Located in Lao Cai Province in north-west Viet Nam, Sa Pa has become a tourism center of the region. Sa Pa’s main charm lies on its magnificent rice terraces, lush vegetation, ethnic minority groups and Fansipan, the highest peak in Viet Nam.

Source: National Times