Halloween market remains quiet as festival draws near

17:42 28/10/2021

Toys and masquerade masks to mark this year’s Halloween celebrations are available on Hang Ma street in Hanoi, although there are fewer customers compared to previous years due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A range of exciting toys designed for Halloween have gone on sale on Hang Ma street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter as the annual festival draws near.

A range of exciting toys designed for Halloween have gone on sale on Hang Ma street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter as the annual festival draws near.

Originally a festival celebrated only in the West on October 31, Halloween has become popular among children all over the world, including Vietnam.

Originally a festival celebrated only in the West on October 31, Halloween has become popular among children all over the world, including Vietnam.

A child is eager to wear a specially designed costume and mask to celebrate Halloween.

A child is eager to wear a specially designed costume and mask to celebrate Halloween.

Customers can typically purchase festive items such as pumpkins and costumes during the week leading up to Halloween.

Customers can typically purchase festive items such as pumpkins and costumes during the week leading up to Halloween.

Unlike previous years, this year has seen few people stop and buy items at shops.

Unlike previous years, this year has seen few people stop and buy items at shops.

A set containing a witch hat and gown costs around VND250,000.

A set containing a witch hat and gown costs around VND250,000.

The price of festive masks hovers around VND30,000 to VND60,000 each.

The price of festive masks hovers around VND30,000 to VND60,000 each.

Each year, pumpkin-shaped lanterns prove to be the most popular item on sale.

Each year, pumpkin-shaped lanterns prove to be the most popular item on sale.

This year, toys are diverse and are offered at cheaper prices compared to previous years, according to many shop owners.

This year, toys are diverse and are offered at cheaper prices compared to previous years, according to many shop owners.

This Halloween-themed toy is sold at around VND70,000 compared to VND90,000 in 2020.

This Halloween-themed toy is sold at around VND70,000 compared to VND90,000 in 2020.

As Halloween is normally celebrated at school, but this year students aren’t allowed to go to school due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting shop owners to feel the pinch.

As Halloween is normally celebrated at school, but this year students aren’t allowed to go to school due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting shop owners to feel the pinch.

Colourful witch hats excite children who come to see the festive items.

Colourful witch hats excite children who come to see the festive items.

Toy shops are left deserted these days despite the fact that Halloween is approaching.

Toy shops are left deserted these days despite the fact that Halloween is approaching.
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