Joining in with the traditions of mid-Autumn festivities of Vietnam, last Sunday, 11 September 2016, Grant Hall, Founder of League Cultural Diplomacy visited the village of Nong Giang to deliver moon lanterns and snacks to two hundred children, most of whom live in challenging economic circumstances. Nong Giang is a small village in the highlands of Binh Thuan Province and is about 75 kilometres from the city of Phan Thiet, the regional hub of the province.
Grant was invited to attend the event by Vietnam Street, LCD’s partner organisation in Vietnam. The event was also supported by Binh Thuan Television (BTV) who sent along a crew to help deliver the gifts and filmed the day’s activities for later broadcast.
Grant Hall says:
“It was great to be able to participate and contribute to a worthy project that put some smiles on the faces of the kids at Nong Giang! This is the second year that I’ve been involved in a gift giving visit during the Mid-Autumn festival time in Vietnam and I hope to be able to do it each year whenever I’m in the country. I really enjoyed meeting the gang at Nong Giang and taking a walk around the beautiful village”
The mid-Autumn Festival is an important time in Vietnam and traditions include the eating of moon cakes, traditional lion dancing and drumming and moon lantern parades.
Here are some more photos of the day.