Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and learn about Chinese traditions and customs from the comfort of your own home with the digital edition of the well-loved Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival!
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. Organised by the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival is an annual cultural event for the community to discover and experience the Chinese customs and traditions observed during the festival. Besides the digital offerings, visitors to the memorial hall can look forward to its thematic lantern installation, Those Moonlit Moments …, which promises to make for great photo-moments under the stars.
Lantern Installation: “Those Moonlit Moments..”
(Supported by Boonyavee Boonsakda (Ngaew Ngaew)
Produced by Thailand artist Boonyavee Boonsakda (Ngaew Ngaew), in collaboration with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Those Moonlit Moments … is an outdoor installation comprising four large lanterns featuring the artist’s characters who are enjoying mooncakes and each other’s company under the gentle and watchful eye of Ngaew’s Moon Rabbit. The Moon Rabbit character was created specially for the Mid-Autumn Festival and is inspired by the Jade Rabbit from Chinese folklore which keeps the goddess Chang’e company on the moon.
The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, when the moon is at its brightest and roundest, and it symbolises the joyous union of family and friends. The installation represents our collective wish to be able to get together and reunite with our loved ones, both locally and overseas, during these difficult times. It will be on display on the lawn of the Memorial Hall from 31 August to 26 September 2021, 10am to 9pm daily.
Date: 31 August – 26 September 2021
Time: 10.00am – 9.00pm (daily)
Held online via the memorial hall’s Facebook page (@sysnmh), this year’s Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival aims to bring heritage closer to home, through an exciting line-up of family-friendly digital initiatives such as learning how to guess lantern riddles, craft demonstrations and gamified content on the stories of Chang’e, Houyi and many more.
Stay tuned to our digital offerings via our Facebook page (@sysnmh) and Instagram (@sysnmh)