Pictures from Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017.
After featuring the Mid-Autumn festive light-up at Gardens by the Bay in my previous post, it’s only fair I post about the one at Gu Chia Chui. I.E. Singapore’s Chinatown. J
Mid-Autumn festival light-up at Chinatown has been going on for quite a while. More than ten years, if memory serves me right. Mirroring the Chinese New Year one in concept, there are various community events and performances throughout the light-up period. For example, paper lantern painting for children.
What differentiates it from the larger CNY celebration, on the other hand, is the lack of a full-scale festive bazaar. For me, this actually makes the festive light-up easier to enjoy. Simply put, I can take my time appreciating the displays or snapping pictures. I don’t have to worry about sweaty shoppers (aunties and uncles!!!) jostling into me every other minute.
Mid-Autumn Festive Stalls
Started the evening by checking out the festive stalls. I had to. I reached just after five and it was still completely bright.
While hardly as symbolic as mooncakes, pomelos have long been also associated with the Mid-Autumn festival. In the case of the Cantonese, the skewed pronunciation of the name of the fruit also includes an additional association. But this is rather convoluted and downright uncouth, so I shall refrain from elaborating. 😛
Mid-Autumn Festival Lights
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 is ongoing till Oct 19, 2017.
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.