Thursday, September 11, 2008

Moon cake shopping in Chinatown


Mooncakes on sale

Pomelos - some are bought as gifts to relatives or used as offerings in addition to the mooncakes to God on mid autumn festval day. As the pomelos in chinese sounds like blessings.



Mini yams or taros are also used as offerings to God during this day. This reminds me I had four in my fridge....lol

Beautiful lanterns on sale in Chinatown. Those that are made of plastic comes with electric bulbs while those traditional lanterns are lighted by candles.

7 comments:

evlahos said...

so many things to see, so many colors to choice.

the donG said...

beautiful lanterns. in cebu, taoist temple also celebrates the moon festival.

Photo Cache said...

so the moon cake is a chinese festival? looks like a lot of fun. do people go and visit one another during this time?

alicesg said...

Yes, it is a chinese festival. But not all chinese celebrated this festival. It is not as grand as the Chinese New Year. Only immediate families visit their parents or in laws to have a reunion dinner.

Kitem said...

I just love mooncake ghost festival.
Those Chinese festivals are great, so culturally rich and interesting.
I wonder if, in todays'China, the post cultural revolution Chinese people still celebrate the old customs, celebrations and festivals your ancestors have exported and kept alive abroad? (in the Nanyang sea.)

dennis said...

Dennis wonders about the fish dishes for the celebration.

Jim said...

I like all of the colors.