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What You Need to Know About the ­Mid-Autumn Festival

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What You Need to Know About the ­Mid-Autumn Festival

 

Every tradition begins with a great legend and the Mid-Autumn Festival is no different.

While the many versions of the legend of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality, continue to be shared from generation to generation, the less exciting version of the Mid-Autumn Festival’s origin comes from China during the Zhou Dynasty.

Ancient emperors would worship the autumn harvest moon, believing it would bring a bountiful harvest the next year.

Today, the festival is more popularly symbolised by mooncakes and lanterns. More importantly, it is also intended to bring families together.

 

Where to go

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Take a specially-curated sunset tour of the Jurong Lake Gardens during Mid-Autumn Festival (Photo: NParks)

 

The Mid-Autumn Festival boasts some of the most beautiful displays one will ever see in Singapore. Three must-go places to visit during the festival are:

  • The Singapore Chinese Garden
  • Chinatown
  • Gardens by the Bay

Every year, each of the respective venues set up stunning decorations and lantern displays that make for a wonderfully beautiful scene at night.

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Scenes and Sights of Gardens by the Bay during Mid-Autumn Festival (Photos: Gardens by the Bay)

 

Aside from snapping pictures of the night view, you can even partake in hands-on activities. At Gardens by the Bay, visitors can show off their creative skills and paint their very own paper lantern. Their finished piece will even be displayed for everyone else to see!

 

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