Mid-Autumn Festival 2014 in Chinatown, a festive highlight

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The vibrant Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated enthusiastically in Singapore’s Chinatown just as it is in Chinese communities all around the world. If you are interested in visiting the city-state at this joyous time of the year you will find an excellent accommodation in The St. Regis Singapore. One of the outstanding 5 star hotels Singapore offers this quality rest provides fine accommodations and painstaking service to assure a delightful stay.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival is a traditional event that the Chinese have celebrated over the course of many centuries. It may be thought of as the Chinese equivalent of the American Thanksgiving and involves all members of the family. According to the traditional lunar calendar the occasion falls on 8th September in 2014, but the festivities will commence several weeks before this date. During the Mid-Autumn Festival Chinese families come together to enjoy each other’s company and savour traditional sweetmeats such as mooncakes.

During the festival many Singaporeans of other ethnicities as well as tourists from overseas visit Chinatown to join in the celebrations and good cheer. Everywhere in this part of the town you will be able to see colourful street decorations as well as traditional Chinese lanterns and discern a festive ambience. Throughout the extent of Chinatown you will be able to see various groups of performers, traditional dance displays, exquisitely fashioned lanterns and streetside stalls offering sweetmeats.

To celebrate this joyous occasion many attractive events have been planned for 2014. Visitors will be entertained by a special opening ceremony, attractive night markets, fireworks displays and various nightly shows that are staged in the spirit of the season. You will also be able to enjoy a lantern making competition, lantern painting competition, trade fair and festive streetside bazaars as well as other attractions. With so much to see and enjoy a visit to Chinatown during this festival is sure to be a delight.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.



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