Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake or Lantern Festival, is recognised as one of the most important Chinese festivals. Traditionally, it is an occasion spent with family members and friends, gathering together to indulge in tasty mooncakes and taking in the beautiful view of the moon when it is at its brightest and fullest.
This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Monday, 8 September 2014. In Singapore, the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2014 organized by Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee (KA-KS CCC) (牛车水—金声区公民咨询委员会), will showcase an exciting, colourful and vibrant month-long programme from 23 August to 28 September 2014.
As one of the important festivals celebrated in Singapore, the Mid-Autumn Festival promises vibrant lantern displays, captivating performances and great food. An event highlighted on Singapore’s festival calendar, the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2014 aims to enliven Chinatown, engage the Chinese community, other ethnic groups, youths, new citizens and foreign visitors in preserving Chinese tradition and heritage, as well as enrich and enthral both young and old with a strong line-up of programmes.
During this period, Chinatown and its nearby precincts will be spectacularly adorned with a myriad of colourful lanterns and dazzling decorations. The theme of this year’s Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival is a “A Blooming Mid Autumn” 《百花盛开牛车水, 月满中秋庆团圆》 where the streets of Chinatown will be lit up by a spectacular display of colourful lanterns of varying shapes and sizes, that will underscore the allure and significance of this traditional festival.