Significance of the Mid-Autumn Festival
The significance of the Mid-Autumn Festival is to celebrate the end of the autumn harvest which falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar that coincides with the Gregorian calendar on 24th September 2018.
It is also known as the mooncake celebration or lantern festival that marks the occasion where mooncake is savoured with tea drinking session while children carrying lighted lanterns with merriment on a full moon night.
Visit to two families
The members and volunteers of the Community Outreach sub-committee brought early joy to the senior citizens on September 15th 2018, visited two families. The team comprised of Brothers Alex Lim, Chin Kee Thou, Seah Kok Heng and Yeap Cheow Soon, and Sisters Cheng Seow Eng and Ong Gek Chew.
The families were each presented with the must have for the occasion mooncake, goodies, foodstuff like cereal, biscuit, beverages, milk powder and tonic chicken essence.
Reminiscences of bygone days
It was also an occasion of reminiscences, sharing fond memories and tales they told of their youth and passage of life of the bygone days that some of us could relate to.
A brimming smile
It gladdened our hearts seeing the brimming smiles on their faces the joy that we brought and shared with them.
It was indeed a noble deed to bring and share joyous moments with these senior citizens.
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Contributor: Chin Kee Thou
Date: September 17th 2018
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