Chinese Moon Cakes are made in celebration of the Chinese mid-autumn festival of the autumnal equinox where the moon is said to be its fullest and roundest and represents a time of plenty. Find out more about moon cakes and the lunar goddess Chang’e also known as the Lady in the Moon.
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Makha Bukha Day is an important Buddhist holiday in Thailand celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month. Many Thai people will visit the temple on this day to take part in candle lit ceremony. We visit the famous Wat Chedi Luang temple in Chiang Mai for the event where hundreds of people form a procession round the temple led by dozens of monks.
Update 2012: The Yi Peng festival took place in Mae Jo, Chiang Mai on the evening of November 25th 2012. In Bangkok, waves of light twinkle down the Chao Praya under a glitzy fireworks show. In Sukhothai, their Loy Kratong celebration is more traditional, as teenagers in silk and gold costumes dance next to elaborate [...]