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Pesta Tanglung at Number 4

Last Friday, instead of having our usual cell group meeting, we decided to go “on leave” and have a mini Pesta Tanglung (or Lantern Festival) instead. We had it at a friend’s new home. Originally the Lantern festival is an ancient Chinese festival usually associated with the Lunar new year. In Malaysia, it’s more commonly associated with the mid-autumn festival or Moon festival where people will celebrate with food, family gatherings, lanterns and moon cakes. This is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. It is a date that parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest. The traditional food of this festival is the moon cake.

All the shots were with available light and ISOs from 2500 to 12800 at f/1.8. Didn’t want to get in the way of the kids having fun…

A mid-autumn festival…

Mooncakes, lanterns and fire!

The Mid-Autumn Festival (Traditional Chinese: 中秋節, Simplified Chinese: 中秋节; pinyin: ZhōngqiūjiĆ©; Korean: Ch’usǒk or Chuseok 추석/秋夕; Vietnamese Tết Trung Thu; Taiwanese Tiong Chhiu;also known as the Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival, or the August Moon Festival. In Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and Malaysia, it may be referred to as the Lantern Festival, similar in name to a different festival which falls on the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year) is a popular Asian celebration of abundance and togetherness, dating back over 3,000 years to China’s Zhou Dynasty.

Nice and lovely…

The Festival falls on the 15th day of the lunar month 8 of the lunar calendar (usually around mid- or late-September in the Gregorian Calendar), a date that parallels the Autumn Equinox of the solar calendar. At this time, the moon is at its fullest and brightest, marking an ideal time to celebrate the abundance of the summer’s harvest. The traditional food of this festival is the moon cake, of which there are many different varieties.

Oops, something caught fire!