The Mid-Autumn Festival is always a day with a big full moon in the sky. In Western culture, some call this day the Moon Festival. For the Chinese, it is the Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhōng Qiū Jié 中秋節(节). It always falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar.
This celebration enables the cultivation of students’ global mindedness and exposes them to be open-minded towards different cultural festivities. In addition to introducing caring for nature, the activity focus on creating paper bag lantern and followed by enjoying various flavour mooncakes.
Out of the students’ curiosity in creating the paper bag lantern, students were guided by Ms Jaclyn on how to create the opening of the lantern and which materials will be used for this craft work. To create an engaging exercise, each students are also free to pick their medium of embellishment and be hands-on in developing their very own art creations.
Everyone is definitely looking forward to next year’s Mid-Autumn festival!