Mid-Autumn Festival x Museum Open House
Falling on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Mooncake Festival) is one of the most important festivals for Chinese communities around the world. It is also a part of Singapore’s intangible cultural heritage. Festive practices associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival include consuming mooncakes, lighting lanterns and appreciating the full moon with friends and family.
Organised by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival is an annual Chinese cultural festival which invites the community to reflect on our shared heritage and come together in celebration of Chinese arts and culture. This year’s festival presents an exciting weekend of offerings suitable for the young and the young at heart, including heritage trails, mooncake tasting, lantern-making workshops, the storytelling of Mid-Autumn tales, performances ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, and more.
Join us at Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival on 22 and 23 September 2018 to learn more about the history and cultural significance of this widely celebrated festival!
Free admission for all! Activities are free unless otherwise stated.
Festival Highlight (22 September 2018):
The unveiling of Singapore’s Largest Mooncake (supported by Kwong Cheong Thye - KCT) - Be a part of history in the making, as the Memorial Hall attempts to set a new record for the Largest Mooncake in Singapore! Join visitors from all walks of life in commemorating this historical moment as the Memorial Hall unveils Singapore’s first and only giant mooncake measuring a whopping 1.8 metres in diameter. Be sure to snap a photo with the record-breaking mooncake, and savour a piece of this traditional delicacy! The giant mooncake is Halal-certified.
- Snowskin Mooncake Workshop *
- Jade Rabbit Lantern Workshop *
- Moon-gazing Binoculars Workshop *
- Make Your Own Shrink Art
- Make Your Own Sun-catcher
- Mid-Autumn Tales (supported by Speak Good English Movement and 讲华语运动 Speak Mandarin Campaign) - Explore the origins of Mid-Autumn Festival at this special interactive storytelling session and learn more about the connection between the Moon Goddess, Jade Rabbit, and our much-loved mooncakes!
- Face Painting
- Miniature Lantern-making
- Fun with Lantern Riddles
For Culture Buffs
- Mooncake & Tea Tasting (supported by Kwong Cheong Thye & 白新春茶庄 Pek Sin Choon Pte Ltd) - Savour a taste of tradition and sample our range of yummy mooncakes and aromatic Nanyang tea.
- Tea Appreciation Workshop (supported by Pek Sin Choon Pte Ltd & Nanyang Tea Society)
- Bookmark Calligraphy
- Balestier Heritage & Food Trail * - Uncover the history of Balestier and embark on the Balestier Heritage & Food Trail to explore heritage sites and sample delicious local delights along the way.
- Permanent Galleries Guided Tour - Take a tour of the Memorial Hall’s permanent galleries and learn more about the revolutionary Dr Sun Yat Sen and Singapore’s role in the 1911 Revolution.
Evening Concert (22 & 23 September, 7.30pm - 9.30pm):
- LED Dragon Dance
- Mid-Autumn Melodies (Live Music Showcase)
- Chinese Lantern Dance
- Kungfu Tea Performance
- Drama Performance: Legend of Mid-Autumn (NUS Chinese Society 90 Degree Musical Club)
- Mid-Autumn Puppet Show
- LED Diabolo (NTU Chinese Society Diabolo Group)
- Art of Quick-change
- Mid-Autumn Magic
* Registration required.
Follow us at Wan Qing Yuan - Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall 晚晴园-孙中山南洋纪念馆!
Image Credit: Wan Qing Yuan - Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874