Major Holidays:

New Year's Day
Hari Raya Puasa
Chinese New Year
Wesak Day
Kaamatan Festival
Gawai Festival
Festival of San Pedro
Flora Festival
Malaysia Festival
Mooncake Festival



Mooncake Festival (September)

The Chinese Mooncake Festival celebrates the overthrow of the Mongols during the end of the Yuan Dynasty (120G- 1341 AD) in China. It falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon (August/September). The festival is celebrated with colorful lantern processions on the night of the festival.

The other specialty of the festival is the Mooncake itself. These cakes are rich, round pastries filled with a mixture of sweet red bean paste, lotus nut paste, or salted egg yolk. It is said that secret messages of revolt carried inside these cakes led to the uprising which deposed the Mongol Dynasty.


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