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Moon Lantern Festival 2012

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Fly your lantern to the moon
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Colorful Lanterns at Elder Park

On the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, gather your family and friends to admire the full moon and think of absent loved ones. The celebration is based on an ancient Chinese tradition going back more than 3,000 years.

Traditionally it's the Asian mid-autumn harvest but here in Adelaide it's become a popular gathering for all. A large number of community groups and at least ten schools will be participating this year, helped by volunteers from Technical And Further Education SA.

More than 20,000 people are expected to enjoy workshops, food and market stalls and diverse performances on the main stage by local Asian community groups followed by a stunning Moon Lantern Parade at dusk and a spectacular fireworks finale.

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Children Love to Make the Lanterns

If you haven't got your own lantern, you can make your own from instructions on the eHow site. Then come and celebrate the final night of the 2012 OzAsia Festival under the full moon.
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Why? Lanterns are cool and fireworks are hot
When: 3pm - 8.30pm
Phone: (08) 8216 8600
Where: Elder Park, King William St, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Your Comment
When is it??? I am not familiar with the lunar calander as I believe it is not the same as our calander because if it is this "new today" event is over a month old.
by itsre (score: 0|8) 2946 days ago
Think it's so cool you added the 'how to' with the eHow site! This is just really such a magnificent thing to do... we've never made it to the moon lantern festival, but hope against hope to, this year.
by curiouser&curiouser (score: 2|526) 2946 days ago
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