The Mid-Autumn Festival is here again and the city is ready to celebrate in style. Festivities have kicked off with delicious mooncakes, lanterns, lion dancers and more taking over the streets. The Chinese Garden of Friendship is also joining in with it’s own program to celebrate the Moon Festival. Complete with lantern riddles, storytelling, mooncake giveaways and more, the party begins from Saturday, 10 September until Sunday, 25 September.
Moon Festival at Chinese Garden of Friendship
At the 16-day event heaps of family-friendly activities have been planned. Excitingly, the garden will be hosting a mooncake giveaway to kickstart celebrations. So head down to the garden on September 10 and enjoy a mooncake on the house.
As you walk along the tranquil garden, you’ll find lanterns with riddles attached to them containing messages of wisdom and good fortune. It’s a great way to get exploring and collecting uplifting messages on the way.
Plus get the kids along for the Moon Goddess Storytelling session every Sunday where they can dive into the legend of Chang’e the Moon Goddess and her Jade Rabbit from over 2000 years ago. A lovely art installation by Chinese-Australian multimedia artist Tianli Zu will also take over the venue.
The Mid-Autumn Festival or the Moon Festival symbolises a time of family reunion and traditionally takes place on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Head here and start planning your weekend.