Chinese-speaking residents of Singapore enjoy celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. Despite the fact that it is not a public holiday, malls decorate and sell seasonal foods throughout this time of year. This day is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival both here and abroad.
Mid-Autumn Festival in 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026:
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A full moon day, the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar marks the Mid-Autumn Festival. Always around late summer or early fall, this occurs about mid-season.
On this festival, moon cakes are the preferred meal. These cakes are filled with lotus seeds, sweet bean paste, or another filling. Making gifts to the moon god in order to obtain a plentiful crop was a major component of the Festival’s early history. Although most people today don’t worship the moon, the cake is nonetheless fashioned like one because of this.
Numerous families go to Singapore during the festival night to view the numerous Chinese lanterns and other light shows. Children like the Mid-Autumn Festival because, in addition to enjoying delicious mooncakes, they may wander around town with their parents while holding the strings of floating, fully illuminated lanterns.
Lanterns were traditionally made of vibrant Chinese paper and lighted with wax candles. Today, however, you will also come across battery-lit, store-bought lanterns styled like well-known cartoon characters, as well as homemade lanterns constructed of cellophane bags and hanger wires.