Some handmade products like kylin heads, stylized bamboo lanterns, and paper masks are greatly favored.
Owners of some toyshops on Ho Chi Minh avenue and Dong Xuan and Nguyen Chi Thanh streets in Hai Duong city on September 21 said this year's traditional mid-autumn toys are attractive to customers thanks to their diverse designs and reasonable prices.
Especially, some handmade products like kylin heads, stylized bamboo lanterns, and paper masks are greatly favored.
Each star-shaped lantern is priced at VND10,000 – 20,000; paper mask, VND25,000 – 55,000; cylindrical drum, VND25,000 – 85,000; stylized lantern, VND40,000, and kylin head, VND180,000 – 260,000.
These items are not more expensive than those in the previous mid-autumn. However, because many businesses, schools, and residential areas do not organize mid-autumn festivals for kids to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of customers has decreased by about 30%. Each shop sells 20-30 traditional mid-autumn toys/ day.