Thursday, October 01, 2009

Davao City's Chinese Moon Fest draws Pinoy crowd

A staff member of a food factory shows a pair of lovers' mooncakes marked with Chinese characters "Xi" meaning marital bliss in Huaibei, east China's Anhui Province. Such specially designed mooncakes are favored among lovers who are ready to get married during the three-day holiday of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday for family reunion and enjoying mooncakes together. (Xinhua / Wang Wen)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A Lantern-making and Mooncake-eating contests are just two of the highlights of this weekend’s celebration of the 1st Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Davao City’s Chinatown.

The second most important day in the Chinese calendar, the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Lunar Calendar.
This is when the moon is believed to be in its fullest and roundest.

Today, dubbed as Lantern Lighting Day, Chinatown hosted a variety of activities, including the Chinese Lantern Making Contest at the Peace Archway in Santa Ana Avenue.

The weekend-long night market at Unity Archway along Magsaysay Avenue and Food and Entertainment Fiesta along Chavez Street is expected to draw huge crowds. (Ian Garcia)

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