Once a month in Hoi An, on the night of the full moon, the Old Quarter of the city shuts down to traffic and lights itself by candlelight and lantern. In a monthly celebration of their ancestors, the river banks come alive with shrines and offerings to the ancestors, Vietnamese opera, mooncakes, and children selling paper lanterns for you to float down the river. We were lucky enough to be in town for this month’s celebration, and spent the evening walking along the riverbank and soaking in the celebration. Here are some of our favorite photos from the night.
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