Reunite with us at the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 for a host of exciting activities to celebrate Chinese arts, culture, and heritage!
Discover the story and traditions behind Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the oldest cultural festivals in the world, and revel in the rich historical and cultural significance of the festival with a line-up of live performances, cultural workshops, heritage walking tours, storytelling sessions, and more during the weekend open house. For this year’s festival, SYSNMH has teamed up with various clan associations to present programmes for visitors of all ages to
learn more about the dialect cultures of the Chinese community. Highlights for the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival Open House include a Teochew Cultural Trail by the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, a Hokkien Song & Rhymes Workshop by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, and a Parent-Child Hakka Abacus Seeds Making Workshop by Nanyang Hakka Federation.
Also don’t miss the return of SYSNMH’s annual outdoor lantern installation. This year’s special installation titled A Mid-Autumn Paw-trait features two adorable giant panda lanterns. Catch them in typical giant panda fashion – one sitting in a relaxed position, and the other in a stretching stance – at SYSNMH’s lawn from 29 August to 1 October.
General Manager of SYSNMH Winston Lim said: “For our well-loved lantern installations, we tap on relatable themes such as this year’s larger-than-life pandas, to appeal to a wide audience and encourage more people to join in our cultural festivities. Through our ongoing special exhibition Connections Across Oceans: Early Chinese Mutual Aid Organisations, we have been working very closely with various clan associations, and are excited to continue to bring onboard more cultural partners to enrich our celebrations. Together, we hope to enliven our offerings for more visitors to learn about Chinese culture.”
Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival Open House
📅 23 & 24 Sep 2023
⏰ 10am – 6.30pm
📍 Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
🏷 Free admission with ticketed activities
Lawn Installation: A Mid-Autumn Paw-trait
Lawn Installation A Mid-Autumn Paw-trait. Photo courtesy of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
📅 29 Aug to 1 Oct 2023
⏰ 10am – 9pm daily
📍 Green lawn of the Memorial Hall
Presented by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, this year’s outdoor installation, comprising two giant panda lanterns, is made “paw-sible” through a collaboration with toymaker 52TOYS’ Panda Roll series and World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore (WWF-Singapore).
As the Memorial Hall’s 9th Mid-Autumn outdoor installation, A Mid-Autumn Paw-trait conveys the Memorial Hall’s wish for every Singaporean to enjoy a “panda-stic” Mid-Autumn reunion but more importantly, it features the giant panda as an acknowledgement of past and ongoing wildlife conservation efforts, and celebrates the reclassification of giant pandas from endangered to vulnerable status by the IUCN Red List.
For more information about the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival, please visit here throughout the festival period.
Looking for what to do during the mid-autumn festival? Read Mid Autumn Festival 2023 Events in Singapore.
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