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Visually-impaired children celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Ho Chi Minh City

Visually-impaired children celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 15:34 GMT+7
Visually-impaired children celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Ho Chi Minh City
Children attend a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News

It was a joyful night on Friday for more than 200 visually-impaired students at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in Ho Chi Minh City when they sang along to music performances, received gifts, enjoyed mooncakes and participated in a lantern parade.

Earlier, teachers at the special school in District 10 had worked hard to make the Mid-Autumn Festival memorable for their students.

Students enjoy an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Video: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News

Mid-Autumn Festival (Tet Trung Thu), also known as the 'Children’s Festival,' is celebrated throughout many Asian countries.

The festival takes place on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. This year, it falls on Saturday. 

A group of students at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind perform a song at an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at the school in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
A group of students at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind perform a song at an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at the school in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News

According to principal Nguyen Thi Thanh Hue, it took the organizers a few days to prepare for the event. 

Several benefactors also came to donate gifts to the children during the past week. 

“We hope to bring the children a meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival, help them integrate with the community and society,” Hue said. 

“We want to organize such extra-curricular activities for the children so that they are more confident and learn about their surroundings,” she added. 

Students enjoy a music performance at an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Students enjoy a music performance at an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
A student answers a quiz at an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
A student answers a quiz at an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News

The school also worked with police in Ward 2 of District 10 in order to organize a small lantern parade for the children.

Besides teachers of the school and the children’s parents, around 47 college students also volunteered to assist the parade through Nguyen Chi Thanh and Nguyen Duy Duong Streets. 

Children attend a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Children attend a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Children participate in a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Children participate in a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News

“I’ve been studying at this school for a few months, and this is the first time I have ever joined a lantern parade and been gifted with lanterns and confessionaries. I’m so happy,” Vo Quoc Khanh, a first grader expressed. 

“I love such occasions when I can receive gifts from the teachers and have a lot of fun,” third grader Gia Han added. 

Students enjoy mooncakes at an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Students enjoy mooncakes at an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
A teacher hands lanterns to students ahead of a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
A teacher hands lanterns to students ahead of a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
A student holds an electronic lantern before participating in a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
A student holds an electronic lantern before participating in a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
A student listens to music from an electronic lantern before participating in a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
A student listens to music from an electronic lantern before participating in a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Students have fun an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Students have fun an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Children assisted by adults while participating in a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Children assisted by adults while participating in a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Fifth grader Lau Gia Tue is assisted to attend on wheelchair a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Fifth grader Lau Gia Tue is assisted to attend on wheelchair a lantern parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival held by Nguyen Dinh Chieu Special School for the Blind in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City on September 9, 2022. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Students receive gitfs from donors after the parade. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News
Students receive gitfs from donors after the parade. Photo: Ngoc Phuong / Tuoi Tre News

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