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More than Mooncakes

The Mid-autumn festival

By: LINH TRAN
September 2018
Tote your lanterns amidst the picturesque processions and festivities happening in Chinatown

Traditionally a time to worship the Gods to mark the end of the autumn harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is the time of year that the moon is at its brightest.

But more than just the wide variety of mooncakes that you can feast on, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also about celebrating lunar legends like Chang-E and bountiful reaping of crops in ancient times.

Indulge in the gooey goodness of mooncakes, during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Today, the festival has evolved to one involving the whole family — from brightly lit lanterns for the little ones, to making and sharing lotus-filled mooncakes in extravagant tea ceremonies, symbolising peace and reunion.

In today’s world of gastronomical marvels, mooncakes are now filled with anything from matcha paste to chocolate, and no longer limited to just baked dough; they are found in other forms – coated in anything from sweet snowskin to alcohol-infused truffle. Pair it up with a cooling Chinese tea to admonish the guilt from the once a year treat.

Did you know? Legend has it that the Mooncakes, a custom offering during the Moon Festival, were paramount to the upheaval and overthrow of the Yuan Dynasty? According to Chinese folklore, the Hans had concealed secret messages in lotus filled mooncakes concerning the huge rebellion that had successfully removed the Mongols from power.

Feast your eyes on the dazzling display of lit lanterns under the iridescent moonlight when you visit areas like Chinatown and Orchard Road in Singapore and be in the midst of lunar celebrations galore!

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