Huayyai, Banglamung, Chonburi –
The annual Chinese Moon Festival in Huayyai has officially started.
An opening ceremony was held last night at the ancient Chinese village in Baan Chak Ngaew led by the Banglamung District Chief Mr. Amnart Jaroensri.
District Chief Amnart told The Pattaya News, “Huayyai has celebrated this festival for eight years until now as a formal event, although the tradition of celebrating this event goes back for a hundred years in Huayyai. This year the festival is united under the concept that the ‘Circle Of The Moon Unites People’.”
“Baan Chak Ngaew is one of the thirteen villages in Huayyai sub-district which is full of unique cultures between Thai and ancient Chinese. Many Thai/Chinese residents live and work in this area.” Amnart added.
“Local residents believe that the moon has given happiness to people and will unite them together during these difficult times.” Amnart stated, referring to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This festival is an ancient tradition for over a hundred years in the village of Huayyai. We want to preserve this culture and present it to others.”
“There are many activities in the festival such as demonstration of moon cake baking from trained chefs, Thai and Chinese shows, dancing and singing, parades, markets and more. Despite the lack of foreign tourists like most years we have seen a good turnout from domestic tourists and Chonburi residents.” Amnart concluded.
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