On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Mid Autumn Festival (Rằm Trung Thu) occurs which is a very big event for buddhists and children.
Vietnamese people buy lots of lanterns for children lit with candles. Older people like to go to the Pagoda to pray for better health, luck and success in their business. This is a good time for wandering around to see kids playing traditional games and having fun. People also buy lots of Moon Cakes which have two kinds. One of them is yellow and made from wheat flour, sugar syrup on the cover. Lotus seeds, sugar-preserved pumpkin, sesame seeds, chinese sausage and egg yolk are in the middle of the cake. Another kind is white, the cover made from glutinous rice flour and the centre made from green bean, ground lotus seeds, young green rice and egg yolk. There are other vegetarian cakes too, which are without egg and Chinese sausage.
You can't buy these cakes on other occasions because this is really special. They cost from 10,000Vnd up to 70,000Vnd. Đồng Khánh and Kinh Đô brands are the best choices.