4 Different ways to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 2013

(1) Of course, you could head to the Victoria Park to see the Lantern Wonderland (until September 22) – this year the highlight is a ‘Rising Moon’ centrepiece. It’s made out of recycled water bottles and LED bulbs and imitates the lunar phases. The Discover Hong Kong website has more details about the Wonderland.

Here is a quick glance of the ‘Rising Moon’ – I’ll post more about it tomorrow:

Lantern Wonderland Hong Kong 2013

(2) Or you could go to see the Tai Hang Fire Dragon on September 18, 19 and 20. Tai Hang’s famous fire dragon parade is accompanied by 300 performers and 70,000 incense sticks and firecrackers – it is an amazing sight. More info here.

(3) The Mid-Autumn Festival is also called lantern festival, as people go out at night carrying lanterns. They normally head to a park or beach and sit and gaze at the full moon and eat moon cakes, star fruits and brightly coloured round fruits.

If you don’t want to make your own lantern (but many kids do) you could go and buy a ready-made lantern. Some are made out of paper and come in the shape of ducks or sheep, others are made out of plastic – they either are in red colour or in animal form. Or you could just go to Victoria Park and watch those lovely lanterns floating in the sky…

Lanterns Mid-Autumn Festival Hong Kong 2012

(4) If all that does not please you, then work off all of those post-mooncake calories with the moon on your face at a night hike from Wan Chai to Aberdeen or in the Full Moon Night Run 2013. This night trail run covers expanses of Aberdeen Country Park, and you can choose from three categories: family (5km), leisure (11km) and challenge (18km). It takes place in the Aberdeen Country Park on Thursday September 19.

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  1. Pingback: Lantern Festival 2013 in Victoria Park | bluebalu: Living in Hong Kong·

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