Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival ~ Part 1   Leave a comment


Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival ~ Part 1

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant, Tai Tong of Cintra Street in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival 2016. Kids are spoilt for the numerous coloured lanterns being hung here. It is also a great opportunity for photographers like us.

SP Lim

Part 2 will end this series tomorrow.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon-cake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon-cake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon-cake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon-cake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival 2016.

 

From Wikipedia:-

This article is about the holiday celebrated in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and by ethnic Chinese worldwide. Mid-Autumn Festival is a term sometimes also used to describe Chuseok in Korea and Tsukimi in Japan.

The Mid-Autumn Festival (Mandarin: 中秋节, Vietnamese: tết Trung Thu) is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese Han calendar and Vietnamese calendar (within 15 days of the autumnal equinox), on the night of the full moon between early September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.

Mainland China listed the festival as an “intangible cultural heritage” in 2006 and a public holiday in 2008. It is also a public holiday in Taiwan, and in Hong Kong. In the Vietnamese culture, it is considered the second-most important holiday tradition after Tết.

 

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon-cake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon-cake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon-cake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival 2016.

Alternative names

The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known by other names, such as:

  • Moon Festival or Harvest Moon Festival, because of the celebration’s association with the full moon on this night, as well as the traditions of moon worship and moon gazing.
  • Mooncake Festival, because of the popular tradition of eating mooncakes on this occasion.
  • Jūng-chāu Jit (中秋節), official name in Cantonese Chinese.
  • Tết Trung Thu, official name in Vietnamese.
  • Zhōngqiū Jié (中秋节), the official name in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Lantern Festival, a term sometimes used in Singapore and Malaysia, which is not to be confused with the Lantern Festival in China that occurs on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese calendar.
  • Reunion Festival, because in olden times, a woman in China would take the occasion to visit her parents before returning to celebrate with her husband and his parents.
  • Children’s Festival, in Vietnam, because of the emphasis on the celebration of children.

 

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon-cake Festival 2016.

Display of multi-coloured Lanterns at a Dim Sum Restaurant in Penang for the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival 2016.

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