The Mid-Autumn Festival, also called ‘Mooncake festival’, is a 1,000 year-old-tradition and the Chinese equivalent to 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 pomelo to celebrate harmony, family unity and togetherness. This year the festival falls on Sunday 27 September.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival it is possible to enjoy many colorful festivities taking place throughout Singapore. Visit the beautiful night market in Chinatown and don’t miss the opening ceremony on Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road. Nightly shows take place at Kreta Ayer Square and join the extravaganza as everybody gathers for the Mass Lantern Walk.