In celebration of Mid-Autumn festival, Silver Lining English club members gathered together at Truyen Tin orphanage on Sunday morning – 30.09.2012.
For many Asians, Mid-Autumn Festival is a time to gather with their families to enjoy a meal and to admire the beauty of the moon. In Vietnam, it is known as the biggest festival of the year for children. According to ancient folklore, Vietnamese parents tried to make up for any lost time with their children during the harvest time, by celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival to show their love for their children.
Taking advantage of this festival to get closer to each other as well as to enhance the power of loving and sharing, SLEC was planned to celebrate Mid-Autumn festival with under-privileged children who would otherwise have no opportunity to enjoy and feel the atmosphere of the festival.
Donations from SLEC members and guests were collected two days before the visit. They were later used to buy sweets, lanterns and a very big bag of rice.
“It is more blessed to give than to receive”. Although the visit was short, everyone really enjoyed spending time with the kids. The enthusiastic reactions from the children brought great happiness realizing that even one person can make a difference in other’s daily lives.
The feeling of true happiness dwells in the soul; it comes from sharing ourselves and our blessings.