Assalaamu Alaikum, Konnichiwa!
Today's post is about our (my husband and I) little adventure in the Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival 2016 on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay. I also made a post about the same festival that I attend two years ago, it is HERE.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese. The festival is held on the night of the full moon between early September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.
The festival was a time to enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honor of the moon. Today, it is still an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity.
A notable part of celebrating the holiday is the carrying of brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers, or floating sky lanterns. Traditionally, the lantern has been used to symbolize fertility, and functioned mainly as a toy and decoration. But today the lantern has come to symbolize the festival itself.
I won't talk too much about it here, since I already VLOGGED about it for you, so JUST CLICK THE PHOTO BELOW TO WATCH THE VLOG ON YOUTUBE:
BUT IF YOU STILL WANT TO STAY HERE, I HAVE THESE PHOTOS FOR YOU TOO ^_^
So many people who came!
Whoa, Thank you for actually scrolling down to the bottom! Please don't forget to check the vlog by clicking the FIRST photo above, if you haven't!!!
It was a nice experience, and I'd love to come again next year!
See you on my next post! Jaa ne!