Mid Autumn Festival Floats and Decorations, Singapore

Colorful floats and a miniature pagoda are built in preparation for the Mid Autumn Festival in Singapore. The festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, corresponding to the Autumn Equinox of the solar calendar. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the two most important holidays in the Chinese calendar. Farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on this date. Traditionally, on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomeloes together. The finale of the 2008 festival took place on the Singapore River, with boat races, fireworks, and a lantern procession.

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