Mid-Autumn Festival brings lots of jubilation and celebrations to take part in for Chinese in the end of October. It is an yearly event when several family reunions, feasting and moon-watching sessions take place and is therefore popular as Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival.
There are loads of legends related to its existence. But, the most eminent one is that of a gorgeous ‘Moon Lady’ who resides in the moon, charismatically pretty and seems to beguile everyone to gawk at the moon, anticipating for a glance of the mythical sensation. Entire Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines rejoices in this colorful fiesta with awesome cultural shows and a radiant procession of dragon dances, fireworks and lantern-carrying children that mark its opening ceremony around New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street.
Last but not least, wander the embellished Chinatown passages, browsing market areas, and sampling the customary moon-cakes prepared with red bean paste to have a memorable experience.
When the moon’s at its brightest, leaves are turning red, and mankind is one, it is automatically understood that the time has come for Chinese to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.