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The Moon Festival Rises Once Again

By Ellie Schneider
4th Sep 2013

Sunday the 15th of September Cabramatta will once again be transformed into a cultural extravaganza, featuring lion dancing, fireworks displays and culinary delights aplenty.

Celebrating one of the largest Chinese cultural events, the Moon Festival is a beautiful, ancient tradition that dates back over a thousand years—coinciding with the spring equinox when the moon is at its biggest and brightest. It is based upon the simple notion of bringing loved ones together to feast on good food, wine and of course, mooncakes (a pastry filled with lotus seed paste and a salted egg yolk centre).

A haven for food lovers, on the day festival-goes can enjoy a jam-packed program of activities and events, including cooking demonstrations as well as the annual noodle eating and prawn peeling competitions.

Headlining acts include MasterChef's Alvin Quah and much-loved kid's character Peppa Pig, as well as entomologist and food scientist Butterfly Skye. With more than 90 000 people expected to take part, this vibrant celebration will see the streets of Cambramatta come alive with over 40 performances of traditional music and dance. The festival will conclude with a spectacular lantern parade—this is an event not to be missed. While you're in Cabramatta, check out our best eats.

Cabramatta Moon Festival
Sunday 15th September 11am-8pm
John Street, Park Road, Railway Parade & Arthur Street Cabramatta
Fairfield City Council for more information.

Top and bottom image: Sinceombahee
Middle image: China Tours

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