Did you know that the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival celebrated by the Chinese after Chinese New Year?
Over the centuries, it has evolved from a moon worship ritual during the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) to the joyous celebration it is today, where it is celebrated by everyone from all walks of life.
In the spirit of Mid-Autumn festive season, shoppers at Central i-City are in for a quadruple F’s treat – ‘Food and Fun with Family and Friends’!
The tradition of Thanksgiving Reunion, the 15th day of the eighth month according to the Chinese lunar calendar – middle of the autumn season – it is marked to give thanks for bountiful harvests.
Interestingly, the moon is believed to be at its roundest and brightest on this day. In modern times, this celebration signifies reunions with loved ones.
Make Central i-City the destination for your family gatherings, and bring home a limited-edition Mid-Autumn Tea Mug (redemption from Aug 23-Sept 12) when you spend RM500 in any amount of accumulated same-day receipts to redeem the gift.
While you are at it, why not join the Mid-Autumn Workshops (Aug 23-Sept 9) for wholesome fun activities with family and friends? Spend some quality time together, or learn a skill or two in lantern and mooncake making.
What’s a Mid-Autumn Festival without mooncakes? Generally, these delicious delicacies are round in shape which is similar to the moon and symbolises the sweet reunion of a family.
This is because the word “round” in Chinese has a similar pronunciation with “reunion “. Mooncakes are also commonly given as gifts to relatives along with good wishes.
Get your taste buds tingling with the Mid-Autumn Bazaar (Aug 23-Sept 12). Take a pick of your favourite baked and snowskin mooncakes from a wide variety of famous mooncake vendors.
Adding to the fun, there will be a special Mid-Autumn Festival Carnival: When You Wish Upon A Moon event (Aug 23-Sept 9), where you can enjoy great bonding time with your family and friends through the mall’s lantern parade, mooncake-making workshops at the Bunny Mooncake Factory, coupled with performances and more.
Had enough of the moon? September promises to be an exciting affair for everyone. Central i-City is bringing you the stars. The 8TV Carnival (Sept 7-8) will be a fun-filled event with all your favourite 8TV artistes and entertainers gathered under one roof.
Pop, there goes the fun at the one-of-a-kind Bubble Festival & Carnival Bazaar (Sept 13-22). Experience interactive bubble pop-up booths featuring dance performances, vendors and carnival-themed rides, with plenty of lnsta-worthy moments to be had.
Post-mooncake festival, why not try something new? Sweat off the extra calories and slam dunk the hoops in Central i-City’s 3X3 Malaysia Day Indoor Basketball Competition (Sept 14-16).
Come celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival and enjoy so much more at Central i-City, where a #NewEverdayExperience awaits you. Visit the mall’s Facebook and lnstagram pages (@centralicity) for more information on the fun-filled activities in September.