A few days prior to the Lantern Festival taking place, i took my boys to lantern shopping. As expected, its quite tricky to pick one as there are so many beautiful lanterns in all shapes and sizes, not to mention those battery operated plastic lantern with noisy monotone music which is a hit for kids nowadays. For some reason, i still prefer to have something basic for a traditional festival like this.
Imagine having 10 children + 10 plastic lanterns + 10 different tunes playing at the same time while you & your family enjoying the moon cake under the bright full moon. Phew!!
But kids are kids, they are more attracted by those noisy plastic stuff. On the other hand, i am swear by those handmade/candle light lanterns. However, with a little persuasion & negotiation, Wien ended up with a traditional fish lantern made of glass paper that look exactly like i used to have when i was a kid. :)
~ The mid-autumn festival aka lantern festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar calendar. On this day, children will light beautiful lanterns in all shapes, sizes and colour and place it around their house. It is also a time for families to gather and enjoy the moon cake, a special sweet delicacy while gazing at the bright full moon.
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