When Is The Moon Festival?

The Moon Festival is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or The Mooncake Festival. Every year, I know that the Moon Festival is approaching when my kids start reading and telling me about the Moon Festival Stories and Moon Cake Festival Essays they have to write in schools. You can also get a good clue that the Moon Festival is coming if you visit the malls here in Malaysia. You will see lots of mooncakes being sold and pretty mid-autumn festival decorations. So when is the Moon Festival this year 2012?

The Moon Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month. So when exactly is the 15th day of the 9th Lunar Month in 2012? This year 2012, the 15th day of the 8th Lunar month is on September 30, 2012. So are you ready to eat your Tai Thong Mooncakes? If you are, here is the Tai Thong Mooncake price list for 2012. When you get to the page, click on the right hand side of the mooncake graphics to turn the pages and view the latest range of famous mooncakes from Tai Thong with the Tai Thong Mooncake Price List 2012 on the last page of the virtual mooncake brochure. Yum. Yum.

Mid-Autumn Festival Lanterns

Mid-Autumn Festival Lanterns

One sure way to know that the Moon Festival is coming is to visit a Malaysian mall.

Kids get to play with candles and lanterns during the Moon Festival. When my kids were younger, I used to get them battery operated lanterns for safety reasons. I hated the loud music that was part and parcel of the battery operated lanterns and used to tape up the speaker.

Now they can play with real lanterns like these.

A Hello Kitty Lantern for a girl.

Hello Kitty Lantern

Hello Kitty Lantern

An Angry Bird Lantern for a boy.

Angry Bird Lantern

Angry Bird Lantern

Moon Festival is coming soon as you can see at Mid Valley Megamall’s decoration for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Mid Autumn Festival at Mid Valley Megamall
Mid Autumn Festival at Mid Valley Megamall

Do you like to eat Mooncakes? I do.

Mooncakes

Mooncakes

Some time ago, I found this Moon Festival Story on YouTube for my girl to help her in her Chinese Essay homework on Mid-Autumn Festival. This video on Moon Festival is in Mandarin with English subtitles. Kids studying Chinese should find some of the terms used in this video on Moon Festival useful to know.

 


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2 thoughts on “When Is The Moon Festival?

  1. I was having my dinner outsie yesterday and came across few shops selling lanterns. My boy are pointing to them,he seems like asking me to buy one. Well, will buy one for him when the festival date is nearer.

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