Twenty days ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival, an event that children are eagerly awaiting for in Viet Nam, craft shops and facilities in central Hue City are busy manufacturing unicorn heads, costumes and drums.
As a tradition, children celebrate the festival by gathering in groups and visiting neighbours to perform the unicorn dance. Nearly all children aged three to 15 years join in the dance, and this creates a huge demand for unicorn items. Viet Nam News‘ Phuoc Buu visits facilities and shops that are making and selling the items.
Parents shop around Hue for possible gifts to their children, including a complete set consisting of unicorn heads, costumes and a drum costing between VND150,000 (US$7) to 750,000 ($35).