Photographer's Note

According to Chinese calender, Mid Autumn Festival is dated on 3rd October this year.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the few most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, the others being Chinese New Year and Winter Solstice, and is a legal holiday in several countries.

It is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people, Japanese people (Tsukimi festival in Japanese), Korean people (Chuseok festival in Korean) and Vietnamese people (even though they celebrate it differently), dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China's Shang Dynasty. It was first called Zhongqiu Jie 中秋节(literally "Mid-Autumn Festival") in the Zhou Dynasty. In Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, it is also sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.

Traditionally on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, eating moon cakes and pomelos together. Accompanying the celebration, there are additional cultural or regional customs, such as Malaysian Chineses playing lanterns on this festival.

The very long story/ legend of fairy & worship moon, and the story related with moon cakes :-
Wikipedia : Mid-Autumn Festival

The above photo shoot at a shopping complex, lanterns for decorations in modern styles.

Workshop Photo : Another type of lanterns

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