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Singapore Mid-Autumn Festival 2022: What to Do

Although Singapore’s weather tends to project the feeling of never-ending summer, the city does indeed celebrate the autumn months in style. The Mid-Autumn festival is one of the city’s largest and most eagerly anticipated festivals, attracting huge crowds of locals and visitors every year. This year, the Singapore mid-autumn festival is running around the 10th of September, and anybody planning an extended stay in Singapore during this time should be sure not to miss it.

With traditional Chinese lanterns, parades, and what seems to be an endless supply of moon cakes on offer around Singapore, there are plenty of places to celebrate this iconic event. The mid-autumn festival 2022 Singapore is certainly worth exploring. Check out our recommendations below to plan the perfect night. The mid-autumn festival is usually celebrated on the Chinese lunar calendar’s eighth month and fifteenth day. The date is usually between the middle of September and early October in most years as a result. This is only celebrated for a single day in Singapore where it is not a public holiday officially. The occasion is however celebrated over three days in China. 

Have a Close Look at the List of Popular and Famous Mid-Autumn Festivals in Singapore 2022

1. Festival Parade in Chinatown

Festival Parade in Chinatown
Festival Parade in Chinatown (image courtesy:Theleader.info)

Chinatown is one of the largest hosts of Mid-Autumn Festival activities, and hundreds of tourists and locals flock to the area to kick off their celebrations. Chinatown’s main street has an opening ceremony for the festival while there is also the ‘mass lantern walk’, where visitors can enjoy the beautifully decorated, traditional Chinese lanterns on show.

2. Lantern Show at Gardens by the Bay

Lantern Show at Gardens by the Bay
Lantern Show at Gardens by the Bay

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay are an iconic part of the city, and they are also known for their Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. The Gardens by the Bay host an exhibition of Chinese lanterns, set amongst the beautifully landscaped trees and flowers. Visitors can wander through the display, enjoy nightly performances, and grab a bite to eat at the Asian food street. There are also fun activities for the whole family, such as lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting. This Singapore lantern festival 2022 is a key attraction for visitors as well. 

3. Moon Cakes at Takashimaya Fair

Moon Cakes at Takashimaya Fair
Moon Cakes at Takashimaya Fair (image courtesy:Danielfooddiary.com)

The moon cake is a much-loved tradition in Chinese culture, and it is a symbol of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore. You will find moon cakes almost anywhere you decided to celebrate the festival, but some of the best can be found at the Takashimaya Fair. There are numerous brands that will be taking part this year for the moon cake festival in Singapore

4. Moonstruck Performance at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Moonstruck Performance at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Moonstruck Performance at Singapore Botanic Gardens (image courtesy: Choo Yut Shing – flickr.com)

Every year at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, there is a staged performance of the traditional story of the lady on the moon. The story, based on a Chinese legend, is an important part of the Singapore Mid-Autumn Festival – and under the bright light of the moon, the performance is a captivating experience. 

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