The Mangala Vihara Dhamma Fellowship rejoices Mid-Autumn Festival with senior citizens of Eunos Crescent

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Group photo with a senior couple of Eunos Crescent.

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.

Visitation to two families

 

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.

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Mooncake, foodstuff and goodies for the family.

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.

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Sharing reminiscences of bygone days.

A brimming smile

It gladdened our hearts seeing the brimming smiles on their faces the joy that we brought and shared with them.

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A brimming smile for our departure.

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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Reading Buddhist scriptures and writing articles for the blog and newsletters.
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