Moon Fest

30 Sep

Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! It’s a harvest celebration when families come together, admire a bright full moon and give thanks.

My favourite part of the festival is the lighting of candles inside paper lanterns. As a kid, I would hold a long stick with a lantern tied to the end and gingerly walk around just admiring the flickering light and the glowing colours and patterns. If you get the chance tonight, head out to Chinatown and witness hundreds of colourful lanterns on the streets, hanging from balconies or held by laughing children.

While you’re at it, try some moon cake too! It’s generally sweet and filling so you probably won’t eat a whole lot but it’s the only chance to eat it in the year so it’s something I always look forward to. 

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