Mid-Autumn Festival Collaboration
Art:Connect is excited to announce our "Mid-Autumn Festival Collaboration"! We collaborated with primary schools, whose students decorated cards (both Art:Connect templates and originals) which we then distributed to the residents of SNM (Singapore), Orange Valley Nursing Home, Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and Lions Home for the Elders.
Some of our primary school collaborators include Opera Estate Primary School, Valour Primary School, Rivervale Primary School, Woodlands Ring Primary and Haig Girls' Primary School.
Let's learn more about the significance of the Mid Autumn Festival through the student's artworks!
Mid- Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, traditionally falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. In 2021, it falls on September 21st. It is celebrated to worship the moon and to celebrate the harvest.
Mid-Autumn Festival is similar to Thanksgiving; it is a day where families reunite and a day where we show our appreciation to our loved ones. It is celebrated in most Asian countries by bonding over a hearty dinner, brewed hot tea and mooncakes. Families will light up their paper lanterns and admire the full moon.
To the Chinese, the roundness of the moon is said to represent the reunion of family. Families celebrate this reunion by eating dinner together.
A must-eat food during Mid-Autumn Festival is mooncakes. Families will usually gather around to cut the round mooncake into pieces and share them amongst themselves. Mooncakes come in many flavours and sizes. The more traditional types of mooncakes are red bean, white lotus, salted egg yolk and green tea mooncake. The more contemporary types of mooncakes include snow skin, ice cream and even durian mooncakes.