It is that time of the year again – The Mid-Autumn Festival!
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also called “Mooncake festival” is a 1,000 year-old-tradition and the Chinese version of “Thanksgiving”. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar when the moon appears at its fullest and brightest. Chinese families around the world will gather during the festive month over fragrant tea and festive goodies such as mooncakes and pomelos to celebrate harmony, family unity and togetherness.
The festival also celebrates the legend of Chang Er, the lady who is believed to have floated to the moon after swallowing the elixir of eternal life and now lives on the moon.
According to the lunar calendar, Mid-Autumn Festival is on 8 September this year.
The celebration for Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2014 will kick start with the highly-anticipated Opening Ceremony, which includes the Official Street Light-up, dragon dance performance, as well as an exciting line-up of multicultural song and dance performances by local and overseas troupes from Taiwan and China. Finally, catch the spectacular fireworks displays lined up for the grand finale!
Date: 24 August 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
You can checkout all the activities, click on picture below!