Friday, August 22, 2008

12 September 2008: Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is well-loved by children, especially for its colourful lanterns. Cicada Tree Eco-Place invites children to come together to promote peace by making peaceful dove lanterns as part of our Lantern Festival celebrations. Traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month in observance of a bountiful Autumn harvest in China, Chinese families typically gather to relax, drink tea, eat moon cakes, carry lanterns around their neighbourhood and pray for peace. Upon this occasion, the legend of the Moon Goddess, Chang-Er, is often told to children.

At this event held at an orchid farm, you will learn to make lanterns out of recycled material and hear about the Lantern Festival and the Roots & Shoots Day of Peace. As night falls, we will admire the moon, drink orchid tea, eat mooncakes and watch for bats that take to the night sky in search for food. Come to also find out how bats are symbols of prosperity in Chinese culture.

Date: Friday 12 September 2008
Place: Nature's Niche @ Orchidville (click for directions)
Time: 4.30pm to 8pm
Cost: $20 per child (includes lesson notes, craft materials, floral tea and mooncakes)


Registration: Email Celine Low at

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