It was a night filled with excitement and fun for the kids and parents who attended the school family gathering to mark the Lantern Festival recently. At the same time, I think it was a wonderful opportunity as all the kids get to experience a great taste of the traditional culture.
Among the activities lined up for the night were 24-season drums, lanterns procession, a lucky draw and not forgetting eating lots of glorious food.
The 24-season drums are used mainly in Chinese festivals, one of which is the Chinese New Year or Mid-Autumn Celebration.
The kids mesmerised the crowd with a superb performance of skills and coordination as they moved energetically to the rhythm of the drums, how cool is that!
My son and his friends gathered joyfully with their favourite lanterns parading around the school compound to mark this occasion. It was interesting to see those numerous lanterns in assorted sizes, shapes and even icons like Doeraemon, Ultraman, Spiderman and so on. Unfortunately, I didn't take many pictures during that night as I was too busy catching up with friends and savouring delicious food.
These days, sophisticated lanterns are equipped with battery operated which are perfect for toddlers but depending on the preferences of the kids, many older kids preferred candle lanterns.
Fun time : a group of kids posing for the camera with their favourite lanterns. Unfortunately, my son was camera shy and was always behind the camera. :(
The kids participated in lantern walk. They enjoyed the walk very much and many felt proud showing off their very own lantern on a walk around the school compound!
These cute lanterns provide a way for children to carry around candles safely
Hope everyone had an enjoyable Mooncake festival!
First Commenter - Donna
24-chinese-drum is cool!ReplyDelete
I prefer the old fashioned paper lanterns. They're so pretty compared to the conventional ones and especially the battery powered ones.ReplyDelete
Hahaha :D You have to mention it right? Not forgetting..glorious food! :p No wonder not much photos here. Because you were busy yakking!ReplyDelete
I prefer candle lantern too. In fact I played the traditional lantern with my wife last Saturday! :pReplyDelete
Aww....suddenly I missed the days when I was younger. :pReplyDelete
exactly. the performance was truly awesome. the kids enjoyed it.
i couldn't agree more with you Mei Teng. nothing beats the traditional paper lanterns. :)ReplyDelete
i missed those days too. i was enthusiastic towards the festival when i was a kid.
I prefer the old fashioned lanterns than those cartoon characters battery operated ones.ReplyDelete
That surely looks like a very enjoyable celebration. :)ReplyDelete
Hi LR! :)ReplyDelete
What a colourful display of lanterns and I love the costume on the drummers!ReplyDelete
I like to see kids' performances like this one here, so cute and they're really good usually.ReplyDelete
I hope u had a wonderful mooncake festival with ur family. Enjoy the rest of the week sweetie. :)ReplyDelete
ya..kinda miss those days..ReplyDelete
My night was full of heavy rain. No big and round moon.ReplyDelete
those battery operated lanterns are more suitable for toddlers. looking back, the festival was something that i would look forward to as this was the only time in my growing years that I get to play with fire in a controlled manner. :)
the drum performance was truly impressive. i was amazed by the rhythm and thundering drums which sounded as though hundreds of drummers were performing. those costumes look cool and striking, aren't they?
hope you have a wonderful week too.
it sure brings back those wonderful childhood memories of the good old days!
yeah, it's been raining cats and dogs here too. too bad you can't enjoy the full moon. but i'm sure there's always a next time. :)
Hi Life Ramblings, wow! Learned something today from your pics re the drums.ReplyDelete
I sure miss seeing kids with lanterns.....
None here.....never seen any at the stores too....except Halloween scary stuff for kids, grownups too.
And the mooncakes not cheap too....we get them here from HK or China.
You have a great time, best regards, Lee.
Wah! So busy eating and chatting no time to take photos? Hehe. Must have enjoyed yourself! : )ReplyDelete
I think I also prefer lanterns that use candle and not battery! Where's the fun in playing lantern with batteries? : )ReplyDelete
Actually, what's so fun with lanterns anyway? I prefer fireworks! haha!ReplyDelete
Anyway, I realise that as I get older, all these celebrations like Mooncake Festival and Chinese New Year are meant for the kids. To me, Mooncake Festival is just another day except with more food and probably nice company : )ReplyDelete
Looks so much fun. I like the blue lantern.ReplyDelete
Moms... Check Nyo
Those lanterns are very colorful. Great shots. Happy WW!ReplyDelete
the traditional lanterns still brought back most of the memories. not to mentioned the smell of the candles. i still played them this year. :DReplyDelete
Traditional candle lantern..yeay!!!ReplyDelete
Nowadays, many parents get them electric lanterns (reusable) hahahaha!
I like traditional lanterns :)ReplyDelete
wow, this would be a very fun event to go to! Drums to listen to! and a 24 drum too!ReplyDelete
Lanterns are all so nice... oh look at those paper lanterns! and gold fishes lanterns that is so authentic! Makes me feel the real traditional warmth!ReplyDelete
Awww don't get to see you rson... look at the kids.. I bet they had so much fun they are all tired after the event.ReplyDelete
Did you enjoy?
Cool shots! Bright vivid lanterns -it's beautiful. The ones the kids made are all so cute! I agree with the others comment, they kinda look fancy and not so traditional (but cute!)ReplyDelete
the lanterns are gorgeous especially the last one! and such lovely looking drums, very traditionalReplyDelete
and i bet the food are yummylicious!
I love the 24-season drums. I usually see adults play but these are a bunch of small kids! They are really great!ReplyDelete
May I add u in my blogroll? Cheers :-)
I like the Garfield lantern!ReplyDelete
I didn't really see kids playing lanterns here :(ReplyDelete
Hi ramblings! I'm back..ReplyDelete
cute cute cute! very colorful, kids definitely enjoyed there!
thanks for all your encouragement during our down times =)ReplyDelete
Hearing those drums must make your body shake inside from the vibrations they make in the air! I be they are powerful and awesome. With 24 drums that would be awe inspiring.ReplyDelete