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Celebrate the Chinese Mooncake Festival

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Join the Chinese festive spirit by celebrating the Mooncake festival at Queen Victoria Market on Sunday 11st September from 9am to 4pm. Sample delicious Asian street cuisine as you watch traditional Chinese dance and martial arts performances.

The Chinese Mooncake festival is one of the biggest festivals in the Chinese calendar. It is on the night of 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, when the Moon shines the brightest, and is at its fullest and roundest. The festival signifies the end of the fall harvest for the farmers and is traditionally celebrated with Chinese families returning home and admiring the full moon together and eating mooncakes.

Mooncakes are an important aspect to the occasion, as family members and friends would offer mooncakes to one another and celebrate the festival together. The palm sized cakes are usually made with a thin crust on the outside, a paste filling on the inside and a salted duck egg yolk in the very centre to represent the moon. These mouth-watering sweet cakes can be quite heavy and filling, so be sure to eat it slowly, piece by piece.
The Mooncake Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Along with mooncakes and full moon viewings, other customary celebrations include lighting sky lanterns, dragon dance performances and outdoor barbeques. The celebrations at Queen Victoria Market will also have kids' activities and handicraft stalls for adults to browse around and admire.

Admissions are free, so all the more better reason to join the Chinese festive spirit. Enjoy a mooncake or two and hope you have a Happy Mooncake Festival.
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Why? Celebrate the Chinese tradition of the mooncake festival
When: Sunday, 11th September 2011, 9am - 4pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market
Cost: Free Entry
Yum. Mooncakes sound mouth-watering. I'll have to give one a try.
By Sue Williams - senior reviewer
Friday, 9th of September @ 08:56 am
Hi, this is Rachel from CSSA, Mebourne University. we would like to enquire about this festival event. if its possible,Could we plzzz have the contact details of the event organiser? we very much appreciated. thank you!! XD
By Anonymous
Thursday, 30th of August @ 04:15 am
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