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Mid-Autumn Festival 2011

Mid-Autumn Festival: Photo 3 - Chang'e Lantern

Mid Autumn Festival (also known as Mooncake Festival or Chinese Lantern Festival) dates back over 3,000 years. Celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival is strongly associated with the legend of Houyi and Change'e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality. It is said that once a year, on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Houyi visits his wife, Chang'e. That is the reason why the moon is very full and beautiful on that night.

In Singapore, celebrations was kicked off on 30 August 2011 with a display of Dragon dance and fireworks.

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