Sunday, October 2, 2011

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

The melting pot that Singapore is, it's no surprise there's always someone celebrating something. September's no different! To mark the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, people basically make fantastic lanterns and eat cute little cakes. This is the kind of holiday we can get behind.

And so we did! We ventured to the aptly named Chinese Garden by our house to take in enormous bright lanterns, funny little vendors, and an awesome magic show where a ornately-dressed woman danced while her mask suddenly changed over and over again with the music. It was impressive, to say the least.

We, of course, had to take a family photo by the Rabbit Lantern, since our little guy is going to be a Rabbit on the Chinese Calendar. (Don't worry, there was a line of six Chinese families behind the camera with little babies who had the same idea... not as original/clever as we thought.)

I was serious when I said "enormous bright lanterns."

Sometimes, Fabio wishes he was a tiger. So, we humor him.

This was by far my favorite lantern. It was huge, and just floating on the water... so beautiful, just like the rest of this little island we call home.

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