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September 15, 2023

Celebrating the Full Moon: A Guide to Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, is a beautiful and meaningful celebration in Chinese culture. It's a time to come together with family and friends, pay homage to the moon, and indulge in delectable mooncakes. This year, the mid-autumn falls on 29 September 2023 so join us in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival this month! Here are some ways you can join in on the fun.


Reuniting with Loved Ones

At the core of the Mooncake Festival is the tradition of family reunions. It's a time when family members gather from near and far to spend quality time together. If you're planning to celebrate, reach out to your loved ones and invite them to join you. Whether you're having a small gathering or a larger family reunion, the emphasis is on togetherness and strengthening family bonds. For gatherings, why not enjoy a scrumptious meal together at our restaurants such as Hana Japanese Dining, Nando’s, Absolute Thai, or Paradise Dynasty.

Moon Gazing

The Mooncake Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, when the moon is at its brightest and fullest. Take advantage of this natural wonder by engaging in some moon gazing. Find a peaceful spot outdoors, perhaps in a garden or on a balcony, and appreciate the moon's luminous beauty. Our Al Fresco area and Rainbow stairs provide just the spot for you and loved ones to moon gaze together!

Illuminating the Night with Lanterns

Lanterns are an integral part of the Mooncake Festival, and they add a touch of magic to the celebrations. You can purchase or create your own lanterns, choosing from traditional designs or more modern, creative options. As the sun sets, light up your lanterns and let them shine, symbolizing the guiding light of the moon. Want to create your own lantern? Why not RSVP your slot at one of our Små Club Workshops, it also comes with a lantern walkabout where your little ones can parade their beautifully crafted lantern and bring it home later. For more information on our workshops, visit our website here.

Savouring Delicious Mooncakes

Mooncakes are the stars of the festival, and no celebration is complete without them. These round pastries come in various flavours and fillings, from classic lotus seed paste with salted egg yolk to innovative creations like green tea or fruit-filled mooncakes. Consider trying different varieties to discover your favourites, and don't forget to share them with your loved ones. Want to explore a wider range of mooncake flavours? Drop by our Mooncake Bazaar at Level G and Level LG1 for your favourite Mooncake Brands!

The Mooncake Festival is a time of joy, reflection, and connection. Whether you're celebrating with family or friends, at home or in a community event, it's a time to appreciate the beauty of the moon, create lasting memories, and savor the delightful flavors of mooncakes. Enjoy a memorable time with your loved ones this Mid Autumn Season by visiting us and taking part in our FREE Kids workshops, mooncake bazaars and more!

For more information visit our Mid-Autumn Festival website.