chinese festivals

Freaky Friday: Hungry Ghosts

by admin on August 24, 2012


Taken in the car park at Great World City

Do you believe in ghosts? Here’s a bit of a spooky Freaky Friday feature this week. This month it’s Festival of the Hungry Ghosts in Singapore. [click to continue…]

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Mooncakes and the Mid-Autumn Festival 2011

by admin on September 9, 2011

(All photographs © 21stcenturymummy. Please do not use without permission)

Singapore is the city of a thousand festivals, at least it feels like that anyway. Every week there seems to be a different festival being celebrated. We have just had the Hungry Ghost Festival, when the Chinese believe the gates of hell are opened to let out hungry ghosts who wander and look for food. Now it’s Mid-Autumn Festival, also know as the Mooncake or Lantern Festival. It’s a traditional harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese and is a major highlight in Singapore’s cultural calendar. People eat Mooncakes (traditional chinese pastries made out of lotus seed paste available in all sorts of unusual flavours) and Pomelos.

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