Fundraising Mooncake Making Workshops: Preserving Traditions of Tết Trung Thu

The Mid-Autumn Festival, known as “Tết Trung Thu” or “Tết đoàn viên” in Vietnam. In Vietnam, it’s celebrated with customs including multiple activities like the Lantern Parade, lion dance shows, and releasing sky lanterns. Also, Tết Trung Thu is a time of reunion and harmony, where families and loved ones gather to celebrate the fruitful harvest and relish the beloved Vietnamese dessert: mooncakes. This time, let’s enhance this traditional dish through VLS Mooncake Making Workshops!

Mooncake making workshops

Mooncakes: A Reflection of Tradition and Taste

The tradition of mooncakes has evolved over the centuries, and today, they come in various flavors, each with its unique taste and symbolism. Traditional mooncakes often feature lotus seed paste, sweetened bean paste, or mixed nuts as fillings, representing the bountiful harvest and the cycle of life.

Modern versions of mooncakes come with a range of creative fillings, such as rich chocolate, creamy custard, and exotic fruit flavors, to suit different tastes. Though the fillings may differ, the essence of mooncakes remains the same – they are delicious symbols of unity and prosperity.

Make Your Own Traditional Dish at VLS Mooncake Making Workshops

To honor the cultural significance of mooncakes and spread the joy of Tết Trung Thu, our Mooncake Making Workshops offer a unique and immersive experience.

During these workshops, you’ll delve into the narrative behind mooncakes, tracing their evolution from the past to the present, and gaining insights into the intricate process of creating these delectable treats to perfection. This hands-on experience will enable you to craft a batch of exquisite mooncakes, each stage reflecting the artistry involved.

Moreover, you’ll have the chance to embrace a traditional Vietnamese culinary art as you learn to create a variety of mini mooncakes, marshmallow cakes, pies, pie crusts, and experiment with different fillings. This endeavor promises not only a delectable outcome but also a meaningful connection to the culture.

We envision this as a unique opportunity for you to unwind on the weekend, forge connections with new companions, and proudly bring home your self-made mini mooncakes to savor with your loved ones.

Don’t miss out on the enriching experience of our Mooncake Making Workshop! Our workshops offer flexible dates and locations to cater to diverse schedules and preferences.

EventFundraising Mooncake Making Workshops 2023
Fee550,000 VND/person (6-mooncake box)
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The Mooncake Workshop is one of the meaningful activities in the 2023 Mid-Autumn Charity Program’s fundraising plan, organized by VLS, along with the Lantern Making Workshop, Rice Painting Workshop, and Charity Music Show. The Mid-Autumn Charity Program is an annual event where VLS collaborates with partners, clients, and donors to create positive impacts for the community, while also bringing people together for worthy causes.

This September, we will host our Charity Trip in Cluster 5, Hamlet 3, Mã Đà Commune, Vĩnh Cửu District, Đồng Nai Province. This area is home to 50 Vietnamese families that returned from Tonle Sap, Cambodia, and are now living in extreme poverty. They don’t have access to adequate health care and clean water. Children are deprived of educational opportunities. Accustomed to the fishing profession, their current livelihood mainly relies on catching fish in Trị An Lake or unstable incomes from low-paying jobs.

With a limited amount of income and no property ownership, multiple generations have to live in the same temporary shelters where surrounding areas are polluted with trash and waste. Other more unfortunate families have to live in frail boathouses along the shores of Trị An Lake.

Our 2023 Mid-Autumn Charity Program aims to improve the living conditions of the residents in the hamlet. Aside from hosting the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration and giving holiday gifts to about 100 children, we will also install a water filtration system to provide clean water, improving community hygiene and health. As many families with small children and seniors live near or on water, they are constantly exposed to dangers. Hence, we will also install solar street lights throughout the neighborhood, ensuring everyone’s safety.

To bring these wonderful experiences to life, we warmly invite you to join us in these workshops. It’s a fantastic chance to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture and arts, all while spreading joy to the residents and children of Block 5, Hamlet 3. We are looking forward to seeing you!

14/08/2023

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