Vietnam’s artisans are busy preparing for the country’s colorful Mid-Autumn Festival (T?t Trung Thu), with many making decorations such as masks for the occasion.

The celebration falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, and is a festival special for children in Vietnam due to celebrations they are involved in that include lantern processions, singing and lion dancing. Moon cakes are also a staple of the festival.

This year the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Oct. 1.

A visual story by epa’s Luong Thai Linh