Thursday, 27 September 2012

Cabramatta Moon Festival 2012

The Cabramatta Moon Festival is probably the second largest and most anticipated Asian festival in Sydney. This year an estimated 90,000 people attended this event last Sunday. The festival was fun, weather was perfect, everyone had a wonderful time and food was awesome!

Moon Festival or Lantern Festival is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people all over the world. The moon is said to appear at its fullest and most beautiful at this time of the year. On this night, families gather together to light lanterns, eat moon cakes and appreciate the roundness of the moon.

The festival was celebrated with colourful paper lanterns everywhere.

Lion dance brings good fortune, prosperity and longevity.

Free dumpling delight classes at Taste Food Tours

Nepalese momo stand

Nepalese dumplings or "momo"

Chilli Beef Jerky

Hot and Sour Soup

Fish Balls

traditional Vietnamese 5-pointed star-shaped lantern

Ladies in Cheongsam and  Ao Dai.

Chinese teapots

Hand-painted Chinese parasols

more Paella

Seafood Paella

Chinese goddess Kwan Yin

Chinese Ethnic Minority dolls

Traditional Thai music and dance.

Indonesian traditional dancers strike a pose.

Carnival rides added excitement to the day.

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