MAMSA Mid-Autumn Festival

MAMSA Mid-Autumn Festival

By King Ho Wong

The MAMSA family gathered once again last Saturday for a potluck dinner to celebrate mid-autumn festival. The fun-filled night featured an iconic ice-breaking game “Top of the World” where teams competed against each other in mini-games, fighting for priority to choose mooncakes and lanterns. That was followed by the demolishing of mooncakes and a refreshing walk around the neighbourhood with our candlelit lanterns. Mid-autumn festival is traditionally held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar where the moon is said to be at its roundest and brightest. It is widely celebrated across Asia and among Asian communities worldwide.

Growing up, the mid-autumn festival is one of only a few occasions where my extended family would come together. We would always have mooncakes and stroll under the moonlight. I never realized how cherished these reunions are until I came to Australia and could no longer celebrate mid-autumn with them. I guess the sentimental notion of togetherness is exemplified and heightened by the full moon, which is hung high up in the sky every mid-autumn.

Emotions aside, the mid-autumn festival dinner marks the final MAMSA social event of the year. A big thank you to everyone who participated in events for the past year and we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did planning them. Hope to catch you again next year! ❤

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