The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Cake or Lantern Festival will be celebrated soon. While the traditions and practices differ across the region, it is all about celebrating the harvest – and apparently also the fall of Mongolian rulers in China after a successful rebellion. The story has it that moon cakes played an important role in the uprising – they were delivered into homes and contained the time of the rebellion. Moon cakes are enjoyed during this time only, and they vary from the traditional ones filled with red bean or lotus paste to the modern ones with ice cream. Lanterns are lit around the town and many condos organise lantern walks for the kids – if yours is not one of them, head out to these festivities around town:
Central Market Kuala Lumpur traditionally holds performances for the festival. Many malls celebrate with decoration, moon cake and lantern making workshops for kids and other programme. We will update the details of these events on this page closer to the Lantern Festival this year.