Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with World Square

This year, the popular ‘Moon Festival’ falls on September 10th and people who celebrate this festival get to indulge in a 3-day break until September 12th. Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with World Square!

 
 

September marks the start of Spring in Australia, but there’s also a huge buzz as we tick over into Spring for the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. This year, the popular ‘Moon Festival’ falls on September 10th and people who celebrate this festival get to indulge in a 3-day break until September 12th.

In Chinese culture, the roundness of the moon represents the reunion of family, which is why they often celebrate this important date in the calendar by having a big dinner. The 3-day holiday also means that people in China can travel from afar to visit their loved ones, so why not take inspiration from this elegant festival weekend and get your own family together for a wonderful meal?

How to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with World Square:

Mooncakes!

There are so many ways to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with your family. To start, why not try something new and stock up on some mooncakes? The representative food of the Mid-Autumn Festival, their circular shape and sweetness symbolise completeness. 

At World Square, mooncakes can be found at Miracle Asian Supermarket and Breadtop – these treats have become increasingly popular over the years, so take note of these shops as you don’t want to miss out! 

While you’re here, why not dine in for a mooncake or 3 at Taste of Shanghai? If you don’t fancy doing all the cooking, this could be a great alternative.

Make some decorations

Next, liven up your weekend by making some Moon Festival lanterns. They have been associated with the festival since the Tang Dynasty due to their symbolisation of luck, light and familial togetherness. Dollar Avenue is a great place to stock up on materials and decorations so that you can get festive and fill your space with Mid-Autumn joy before the main event. Traditionally, people carry these lanterns while moon-gazing, but they can also be hung from trees or houses as well as released into the sky.

Family Dinner

The key point of the Moon Festival is – you guessed it! – the moon. Appreciating the phenomenon of the Earth’s only natural satellite is traditionally done by setting up a table outside in order to admire it while feasting. This couldn’t be easier thanks to Coles – simply grab your ingredients and create an exciting Chinese feast at home before settling down under the stars.

Visit World Square

Don’t leave it too late, get prepared with a visit to World Square and indulge in a heartwarming weekend with your loved ones.

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