Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival
Time Out says
When it comes to the Mid-Autumn Festival, three things come to mind: mooncakes, lanterns, and the full moon. Falling on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Mooncake Festival) is one of the most important festivals for Chinese communities around the world. Get into the festive spirit with the digital edition of the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival, which embraces Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall's (SYSNMH) Facebook page from September 14 to October 11.
Despite the digital switch, Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival still features the annual cultural affair's signature programmes fit for the whole family. Learn about the festival's origins with a special interactive storytelling session on September 21. Cosy up as actress Karen Lim reads Happy Mooncake Festival Elena!, written by Dingli Stevens and illustrated by Liang Kun.
Other highlights include a medley of moon-themed songs performed by local acapella group The Apex Project on September 24. For more hands-on activities, level up your culinary skills with InterContinental Singapore's Chef Eric Neo on October 4 as he shows you how to make pulut hitam snowskin mooncake. Then on October 7, create your own bunny lantern using recycled materials found at home with a mid-autumn craft tutorial.
If you plan to head out, SYSNMH’s thematic lantern installation titled Rolling in Abundance makes a great photo-moment under the stars. A collaboration with Hong Kong artist Sunny Tam of the collectable label 78JO, the outdoor installation features four large roly-poly fish lanterns, a nod to the Chinese symbol of completeness and abundance, as well as reunion. It also pays homage to the full and bright mid-autumn moon, aptly fitting in this special occasion. For more information on the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival, visit https://www.sysnmh.org.sg.