Hanoi's street filled with tons of "spooky" toys before Halloween
Two weeks before Halloween, toy sellers on Hang Ma Street, Hoan Kiem District, are busy preparing scary toys and costumes as the day draws near.
Halloween (on October 31 each year), a famous festival in the West, has become more familiar to people in big cities in Vietnam.
Halloween in Vietnam has no religious significance but is an occasion for young people to get together for fun. As night falls, young people like to go out in their frightful costumes to scare people before joining an actual Halloween party later.
A variety of Halloween decorations and scary costumes, such as devil masks, outfits, and scythes of death among others. have been widely available on Hang Ma Street in the weeks leading up to the festival.
| A variety of items is available in Hang Ma Street. Photo: Duy Khanh/The Hanoi Times
| Many scary decorations are displayed in front of stores, startling passersby.
|The main colors for Halloween are usually orange, white, and black.
|Children are also attracted to Halloween toys.
|Pumpkin-shaped candy baskets and decorative pumpkin lamps are bestsellers.
| The stuff for this year's Halloween party is quite diverse and reasonably priced.
| Pumpkin lights cost from VND70,000 (US$3) to VND150,000 ($6) depending on size. Meanwhile, horrible masks cost from VND30,000 ($1.5) to VND350,000 ($15) depending on material and design.
|Toys and decorations for Halloween for sell in Hang Ma Street until the end of October.
These items will be replaced by more colorful and joyful decorations for Christmas and New Year's Eve, which are two months later.