Changing times for Vietnam's Moon festival


Millions of people across Vietnam are celebrating the Moon Festival, with 30 September 2012 marking the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.

Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, it is a time when parents traditionally had to work hard to prepare for the harvest, leaving children to play by themselves. Gifts of toys are also given, to "make up" for the absence.

But children are no longer calling for the traditional toys, which is causing a ripple effect in the villages where they are made.

Catharina Moh reports.

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