Mid-Autumn Festival 2015


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Outside The King Louis Grill & Bar
1 Harbourfront Walk #03-07A Vivocity

The Mid-autumn Festival is one of the most important Chinese celebrations in many parts of East Asia, including Singapore. It is a date which parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and roundest. We can trace the roots of the Mid-autumn Festival back to ancient Chinese farmers who celebrated the end of the fall harvesting season.

The Humanist Society is taking this opportunity to come together and discuss about life under the gaze of the fulsome moon. We also celebrate mankind’s ability to study the skies and predict the courses of nature; transitioning from native hunter-gatherers to plebeian villagers, and finally, metropolitan urbanites.

Venue : Outside The King Louis Grill & Bar (Vivocity 3rd level)
Date/Time : 26 Sept 2015, Saturday, 7pm
Fees : Free

Timing/program :
7:00pm : Meet at The King Louis (pay for own drinks, if you want one)
8:00pm : Mingle with
– Moon-cakes and wine (& others)
– Lunar photography
– View the moon through binoculars
– Lunar fables & songs

Things to bring :
– tripod and your camera (and the longest lens you have, e.g. 200mm)
– moon-cakes & snacks to share (potluck), and HSS will bring some according to attendance list
– guitar & voice

Note: best to have your own dinner before joining (e.g. at Vivocity or St. James food centre)

Do RSVP on the FB event page or email to events@humanist.org.sg for us to better estimate the amount of finger food to bring.

Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/teddy-rised/484625120/in/photostream/