Last weekend was the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. We didn’t have a chance to celebrate it because we were on holiday. In fact, we seem to miss it every year due to something or rather.
I have very happy childhood memories of the Lantern Festival. I remember all the beautiful cellophane lanterns shaped as roosters and goldfish. The yummy mooncakes. I remember everyone walking around the neighbourhood at sunset with their lanterns glowing. I remember some catching on fire and others melting. It was so much fun!
Anyway this weekend, I organised a small kid-friendly, dinner party with a few of our friends. The kids and I decorated the house with cheap + colourful paper lanterns. After dinner we all lit lanterns and walked around the backyard till dark. It was all a bit more chaotic than I expected. But the kids had fun.