Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

This weekend Singapore celebrated the Mid-Autumn festival, which is also known here as the Lantern festival or the mooncake festival, describing the traditions involved. Essentially a harvest festival, the mid-autumn festival involves parades with dragons,
children carrying lanterns,
worshipping the moon goddess, and eating mooncakes. These are very pretty and sometimes tasty pastries with egg-yolks and other sweet and savoury fillings.