Celebrating Mid Autumn Festival in London
18 September 2016: London Chinatown celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival with performances, stalls and of course mooncakes.
The celebration has become the biggest outdoor event in London Chinatown after the Chinese New Year and attracts thousands of visitors to the area.
The “MOON FEST UK” event was the perfect chance for family and friends to gather and celebrate the full moon – a symbol of harmony and unity.
Mid-Autumn Festival is synonymous with the calorific treats that are notorious for polarising palettes and expanding waistlines. Each year, millions are exchanged around the world to mark the auspicious date, whilst millions are discarded. Nonetheless, a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration would be nothing without these Chinese delicacies.
Singing, dancing and general bonhomie are features of any successful festival and fortunately, Moon Fest 2016 didn’t disappoint. With performances from Hong Kong celebrities including Tracy Chu and Vincent Wong, the crowd were not short of entertainment for the day.
Not forgetting to include the audience, the festival embraced crowd participation and gave away a number of prizes, including a subscription to TVB.
The event was a great success, with performances running smoothly and mooncakes being shared.
Sue, 19, said, “I thought the day was great! It’s so rare that we get to meet stars from Hong Kong in London!”