MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN HONG KONG
Held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese Han calendar during a full moon, this is the second grandest festival after Chinese New Year in China. Taking its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season (within 15 days of the autumn equinox), the Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Moon Festival because the moon is the roundest and brightest at this time of the year. Since ancient times, this festival has held special significance as a day for families and communities to gather and celebrate the abundant harvest season by gazing at the full moon, exchange and eat mooncakes, as well as play with lanterns of different shapes and colours. Here in highly urbanized Hong Kong, this festival is widely celebrated as a public holiday, and is celebrated in characteristic HK flair – fusing tradition and innovation.
OF MOONS, MOONCAKES AND LANTERNS
There are lion and dragon dances, fireworks, large thematic lantern displays, parades, exhibitions and carnivals held all over the territory in homage to this special event in the Chinese calendar. Lanterns, decorations, arts and crafts of jade rabbits in Chinese gardens are displayed in shops, homes and along the streets; greeting cards or ecards with traditional quotes, riddles and poems are exchanged together with food such as mooncakes and fruit baskets. Throughout Chinese history, there have been different folk tales related to the origins of various customs and traditions of this grand fest. The most well-known ones are the stories of the jade rabbit pounding medicine, the moon cake uprising in a war as well as Chang’e, the moon goddess of immortality. Mooncakes are an indispensable part of the festivities and are readily available in bakeries, restaurants, hotels. Friends and families give them to each other as greeting gifts to convey good fortune. Traditionally made from with lotus seed paste and embedded with salted egg yolks, modern creations have tantalized the eyes and tastebuds with sensational new recipes.
CELEBRATE THE MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN STYLE
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with your friends and families by joining in all the games and activities at Victoria Park or Tai Hang, and do it in style! Rock bold colours such as auspicious red, or stay sweet in pretty pink (or other light colours), there are definitely more than just a few ways to play with fashion and liven your look up during the celebrations. As you prepare for this special day, you can shop from the comfort of our own home at our ZALORA HK store online. The many payment and delivery modes and top-notch policies on shipping and returns will ensure an enjoyable and stress-free online shopping experience. So don’t wait any longer, buy the best Mid-Autumn Festival fashion online in Hong Kong at the best price today!