& Festivals 2000
This is one very important festival for the Chinese people and also one
of the loveliest nights of the year. It was done in memory of a 14th century
uprising against the Mongols when rebels wrote the call to revolt on pieces
of paper and embedded them in cakes, which was then smuggled to compatriots.
Today, in commemoration of the festival, people eat special sweet cakes
known as "Moon Cakes" made of ground lotus and sesame. Children also get
to play with colored lanterns and watch the huge autumn moon rise. Public
parks such as the Victoria Park will be alive with thousands of lanterns
in all shapes and sizes.
The Day following Mid-Autumn Festival
International Fireworks Festival
The International Fireworks Festival is normally held around the end of
September to the beginning of October. It is a unique innovation with
experts from different countries invited to compete with spectacles of