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Thousands of people celebrate First Full Moon Festival in District 5
By Thanh Hoa
Wednesday,  Feb 20, 2019,13:56 (GMT+7)

Thousands of people celebrate First Full Moon Festival in District 5

By Thanh Hoa

Women in colorful dresses join the festival - PHOTO: THANH HOA

HCMC - Thousands of people flocked to Cho Lon area in District 5 of HCMC on February 19 to celebrate the First Full Moon Festival, or Tet Nguyen Tieu, which falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month.

In addition to going to the pagoda to pray for peace and good fortune, many people gathered on the popular streets, including Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Chau Van Liem, Trang Tu, Nguyen Trai and Tran Hung Dao, to take part in various cultural and spiritual activities.

Originating in China, Tet Nguyen Tieu has been adapted to Vietnam’s culture and plays an important role in the country’s cultural and religious life, especially among the people of Chinese descent living in Vietnam. The first full moon is regarded by the community as the most important among all full moons throughout the lunar year.

Below are some photos of the First Full Moon Festival held in District 5:

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