The Lantern Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival, is a vastly celebrated holiday throughout East Asia.
“Tet Trung Thu”, as it is known in Vietnam, provides families with a chance to gather and celebrate the end of the summer harvest by eating moon cakes, lighting lanterns, and gazing at the moon and stars.
It is in hopes that we bring you this celebration to allow all families from every cultural background to explore the meaning of the Vietnamese Lantern Festival as it is seen through the perspective of the Vietnamese
community, providing them with an opportunity to explore new horizons while enjoying new cultural foods, entertainment and activities!
This year’s festival will at Dufferin Grove Park with children’s activities, traditional food vendors, and cultural attractions surrounding the stage. There is already a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day in Canada, but not yet a Children’s Day. We hope this children’s festival will make a new Children’s Day holiday!
Join us at Dufferin Grove Park (875 Dufferin St.) on Saturday September 5th from 2-8 p.m. to join our Vietnamese Lantern Festival celebration!