An evening rich in culture and full of exciting performances, the university’s Vietnamese Student Association’s Lunar Lantern event was one that brought a sense of joy to everyone in attendance. The event was held to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, a holiday looked forward to by many youths in Vietnam because of its enchanting lanterns, tasty snacks, and family oriented mood.

VSA did not disappoint as they sold both colorful handmade lanterns and beautiful water lanterns, along with delicious snacks, including bubble tea and fortune cookies. Under the moonlight with nearly perfect weather, students assembled to release their water lanterns on to McKeldin’s fountain, resulting in a surreal sight. The night concluded with good vibes and a feeling of community as everyone felt that they were a part of the Terp family.

Featured Photo Credit: Water lanterns after they have been released. (Heather Kim/Bloc Photographer)

Heather Kim is a freshman journalism major and can be reached at 

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