Happy Mid-Autumn Festival everyone! Otherwise known as Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival, Lantern Festival or 中秋节 (pinyin: zhōngqiÅ«jié), Chinese family members and friends will traditionally gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomeloes together. Children join in the festivities by carrying brightly-lit lanterns — I remember the traditional candle-lit ones that Grandma used to buy us, which in my opinion, was much more fun to play with (especially if they caught fire! :P) compared to the battery-lit ones of today. As part of the celebrations, the Chinese Gardens in Singapore has put up impressive display of large lanterns to lure in the crowd. I was there over the weekend with Mum and CY to soak in the festivities (as well as to take some pictures).