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Friday, October 2, 2009

Lantern Festival

I remember the lantern festival as a kid. We would gather around to light our lanterns before walking round the block. I had problem lighting my lantern and often burned them. Each time my grandma would buy me a replacement. During the festival lanterns of all shapes and colours were displayed for sale at most streets and corners. The common ones were in the shape of a ball and cockerels.

Now it is our turn to buy lanterns for the grandchildren to celebrate the mid autumn festival.
The festival is not complete without the moon cakes. Hotels and well known restuarants still made the traditional moon cakes. But at the cake shops there are so many colourful moon cakes of different shapes and sizes.

The Lantern Festival is not only for Chinese kids. It has become international as far as our neighbourhood is concerned as can be seen in the pictures below.

My grandson

Lantern Festival for all races

Kids with lanterns going round the blocks

A magic show rounded up the festival


Thimbuktu said...

The "Lantern Festival" has become a well-organised, community event for children of all races in Singapore....with games, magic show and other fun activities. It helps to preserve the traditional mid-autumn festival and celebration for Singaporeans to pass on to the younger generation.

Most likely your grandson will blog about it in the future, Philip. Keep that photo for him to recollect fond memories. Cheers!

yg said...

mr chew, seems like the lantern with a lighted candle has more appeal than those with battery operated bulb. the lantern that your grandson is carrying has not changed over the years.

PChew said...

I have many photos of my grandson from the day his was born todate. I keep them for him.

I like the candle lighted lantern. It is more fun to see the light flickering and trying to keep it burning.