How Mid Autumn Festival is Celebrated in Singapore?

The Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore marks the end of the autumn festival, which is traditionally considered a time to thank the Gods. It is also known as the Moon festival and Harvest moon festival that traditionally falls on the 15th day of the eighth month- a full moon day. This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival will be observed on 21st September. Generally, Mid-Autumn festival is the time for people to meet and greet their family and loved ones. They send moon cakes to each other to express festival wishes and greetings. We are sharing below some exciting ways to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival with your friends, family, and loved ones in Singapore.

Have a family Reunion

The Mid-Autumn festival represents the time for the reunion of families. If you live away from your parents, you can go home and celebrate this traditional festival with them. You can cook at home or dine at a restaurant and spend some quality time with your parents and siblings while relishing the yummy cuisines.

Relish Mooncakes

Mooncakes are the main highlight of the Mid-Autumn festival, which is made from wheat flour and sweet stuffing. Relish these delectable sweet treats with your friends and family to celebrate this occasion in a traditional manner. You can also gift mooncakes to your friends, colleagues, and relatives as a gesture of love and gratitude.

Light & Display Hanging Lanterns

Hanging colorful lanterns is one of the famous traditions of the Mid-Autumn festival that children are very fond of. You can participate in the lantern-hanging activity with your kids or younger siblings and help them learn more about the traditions of this festival. It is believed that higher the lanterns are hung, the luckier the family will be. As night appears, the lanterns start to glow and the whole Singapore city takes on a new look.

Explore Markets & Carnivals

During the Mid-Autumn festival, the main streets of Singapore come live where you can see a wide array of stalls selling a variety of items, such as mooncakes, decorative ornaments, plants, clothing items, preserved fruits, etc. You can take a stroll in the market or participate in the annual Mass Lantern Walk and along the way enjoy the live performances of local dragon dance and festive songs.

Participate in Lantern Painting Competition

The lantern painting competition is one of the emerging trends during the Mid-Autumn festival held in various colleges and communities. People of all age groups from all over Singapore participate in these festivals. You can also participate in the festival with your loved ones and if you turn out to be the winner, then your lantern will be displayed along Pagoda Street until the Mid-Autumn Festival night.

Worship the Moon

The ancient Chinese emperors worshipped the moon in autumn to thank for the harvest. People believed that worshipping the moon and eating together around the round table would bring them good luck and happiness. After dinner, you can worship the moon with your family members to keep alive this disappearing tradition. You can put mooncakes, fruits, incense, and candlesticks in a table and offer it to the moon. The particular fruits for worshipping the moon include watermelon, grapefruit, pear, grapes, pomegranate, and other seasonal fruits.