On Saturday 17 September, Nalanda youths celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival with a joyful gathering of Dhamma friends. It was made more cheery with their juniors from Nalanda Dhamma School joining in the fun.
Chinese people throughout the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) on the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month, which falls on 15 September this year. It is a time of family gatherings and convivial reunions. We wish everyone who celebrates the festival much joy and merriment.
On Saturday 26 September, volunteers and stall operators of the recent ‘Nalanda Family Fun Fair’ in Johor Bahru were invited to an appreciation dinner for their contribution towards the success of the event, as well as to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.
This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Sunday, 27 September. It is traditionally a day for family reunion and the celebration of harmony and togetherness. On this festive occasion, we wish you and your loved ones much joy, harmony and peace. May you be well and happy always. 祝大家 中秋节 快乐！
On Sunday 7 September, Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch organized a Mid-Autumn Festival gathering which saw a good turnout of parents and children from the Junior Dharma School. The objective of this gathering was to foster bonding and to promote Buddhist values and culture. Besides, the Branch Committee took this opportunity to thank all devotees and members for their contribution in the recent Nalanda Family Fun Fair held on 24 August.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a major annual celebration in East Asia. For the Chinese people, it is traditionally a day for family reunion and the celebration of harmony and togetherness. Over the centuries, the festival evolved to include the display of colourful lanterns that mimic the autumn foliage, and the consumption of ‘mooncakes’ (尝月饼).