Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner. On the 13 September, you are able to enjoy the festival with the colorful lanterns, delicious mooncakes, and scented tea while admiring the biggest, brightest full moon of the year.
Have you ever heard of Mid-Autumn Festival? If this is the first time you hear the term, this article is the all-in-one you need!

Mid-Autumn Festival

One of the loveliest Chinese festivals, the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore is about celebration with the family, lantern processions and oh-so-sweet mooncakes.

WHAT?

What is Mid-Autumn Festival?

The Mid-Autumn Festival is an East Asian and Southeast Asian harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people. The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, on a full moon day. This is always in mid-fall, sometime in later September or early October.

WHAT?

What is Mid-Autumn Festival?

The Mid-Autumn Festival is an East Asian and Southeast Asian harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people. The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, on a full moon day. This is always in mid-fall, sometime in later September or early October.

WHY?

Why do we celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival?

Marking the end of the autumn harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival was traditionally a time to give thanks to the gods.
It is also a time of year that the moon is at its brightest, which is why lunar legends have always been attached to the celebration. Notably, the story of Chang Er, the wife of a merciless king who downed the elixir of immortality he had intended to drink, to save her people from his tyrannical rule.

The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected:
Gathering such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It is said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion. Consequently, this is the main reason why the festival is thought to be important.

Thanksgiving – to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions

Praying – Asking for conceptual or material satisfaction, such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future

WHY?

Why do we celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival?

Marking the end of the autumn harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival was traditionally a time to give thanks to the gods.
It is also a time of year that the moon is at its brightest, which is why lunar legends have always been attached to the celebration. Notably, the story of Chang Er, the wife of a merciless king who downed the elixir of immortality he had intended to drink, to save her people from his tyrannical rule.

The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts that are closely connected:
Gathering such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It is said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion. Consequently, this is the main reason why the festival is thought to be important.

Thanksgiving – to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions

Praying – Asking for conceptual or material satisfaction, such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future

Why do we prepare colorful lanterns, delicious mooncakes and scented tea to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival? What do they symbolize?

Mooncakes – A hallmark of the Mid-Authumn Festival. We present it sounds like reunion. Mooncakes are always embossed with a symbol, good luck or some other wishful sentiment. Mooncakes are traditionally eaten during the festival.

Colorful lanterns – The light of the harvest moon. There were candlelight paper lanterns that children would carry in parks and parades.

Scented Tea – Teas help to cut through the richness of the mooncakes (which gives you a good reason to eat more of them), but they also help to enhance the flavours of the pastry. While there isn’t a hard-and-fast rule when it comes to tea and mooncake pairing, certain brews just go better with certain mooncakes.

Selection of Tea

Selection of Drinks

WHERE?

Where can we go during the Mid-Autumn Festival?

If you are wondering where to go on this special day, we recommend you pick one of these places to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 in Singapore.

Chinatown

Be one with the people (thousands of them, actually) as they tote their lanterns in a picturesque procession through this historic precinct, one of the most atmospheric neighbourhoods in Singapore.

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Moonfest — A Mid-Autumn Celebration

At this annual Chinese arts festival, look out for a variety of folk arts performances such as Chinese opera, cross-talk and puppetry as well as the popular lantern walkabout—great fun for the entire family.

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Garden By The Bay

As lantern sets adorn Gardens by the Bay, visitors can enjoy cultural performances, a food street and a showcase of traditional Chinese crafts.

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More Places to Go

There’s more than you can celebrate this occasion with – including elaborate lantern displays, cultural performances and even fireworks.

READ MORE >

WHERE?

Where can we go during the Mid-Autumn Festival?

If you are wondering where to go on this special day, we recommend you pick one of these places to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 in Singapore.

Chinatown

Be one with the people (thousands of them, actually) as they tote their lanterns in a picturesque procession through this historic precinct, one of the most atmospheric neighbourhoods in Singapore.

READ MORE >

Moonfest — A Mid-Autumn Celebration

At this annual Chinese arts festival, look out for a variety of folk arts performances such as Chinese opera, cross-talk and puppetry as well as the popular lantern walkabout—great fun for the entire family.

READ MORE >

Garden By The Bay

As lantern sets adorn Gardens by the Bay, visitors can enjoy cultural performances, a food street and a showcase of traditional Chinese crafts.

READ MORE >

More Places to Go

There’s more than you can celebrate this occasion with – including elaborate lantern displays, cultural performances and even fireworks.

READ MORE >

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