Mid-autumn festival is one of the most significant annual festivals in China. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. On the evening of, children walk along the street and through the parks with their lit-up lanterns swinging from their hands, people give each other moon cakes, and families get together for a meal and some fun. This year, the mid-autumn festival was celebrated on October 4.
The day began with a downpour; however, it was enjoyable to take a 20-minute ferry from where I live to a nearby island called Peng Chau. Even amidst the torrential rain, people were out and about buying lanterns and supplies for the evening’s celebrations.
After walking through the rain, my husband and I then boarded another ferry for Central on the main island of Hong Kong. The rain stopped and the sun came out. We romped around enjoying the festive atmosphere.
The side streets invited us to come and explore.
Intriguing doors invited us to enter in and rest awhile.
Just inside, exotic and beautiful things can be found.
Hong Kong is very diverse, with a variety of interesting and intriguing sights. I never tire of exploring this city.
Taking the train back home, we were happy, with the good kind of tired. After dark, we strolled to the plaza near our apartment and watched the children gleefully playing with their lanterns and glow in the dark toys.
The fireworks were beautiful and the full moon was amazing.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to all!
(Inspired by Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm Frampton. For more interesting doors from all around the globe, check it out.)