Over-The-Moon with Lunar Legends at this Year’s Mid-Autumn Festival

Also known as the Lantern Festival or Moon-cake Festival, the Singapore Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most popular events celebrated by the Singaporean Chinese community. This festival is one of the most charming Chinese festivals, with family celebrations, lantern processions and delicious mooncakes at the forefront.  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. Taking place annually on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the festival this year falls on 4 October 2017; however, the festive goods shopping, lantern displays and fun public activities take place in and around Chinatown and major shopping centers from as early as 17 September. In addition to the below, Gardens by the Bay’s much-anticipated annual event – Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay – draws visitors with its lantern displays and myriad festivities amidst a lush garden setting.

The Mid-Autumn Festival activities in Singapore’s Chinatown include:

  • Lantern Painting Competition: 17 September 2017
  • Street Bazaar: 20 September 2017 to 4 October 2017
  • Opening Ceremony: 23 September 2017
  • Carnival: 24 September 2017
  • Street Light-Up: 23 September 2017 to 19 October 2017
  • Nightly Stage Show: 23 September 2017 to 4 October 2017
  • Walking Trail: 30 September 2017 to 1 October 2017
  • Mass Lantern Walk: 1 October 2017

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