It’s fabulous Cabramatta Moon Festival time again. Now in it’s 14th year, Cabramatta Moon Festival is celebrated as one of Sydney’s premier cultural celebrations attracting more than 90,000 people from the local community and across Sydney.

*** full Cabramatta Moon Festival Program below ***

Moon Festival, also known as Mid-Autumn Festival, is one of the most important occasions in the Asian calendar. It marks the end of the harvest season, a time of celebration and plenty. It falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar when the moon is full and bright. This year, Moon Festival falls on 30  September, 2012 with the Cabramatta Moon Festival being held on Sunday, 23 September 2012, 11am to 8pm.

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At the Festival, the streets of Cabramatta come alive with colour, activity and culinary delights ending with a colourful fireworks display.  There will be almost 100 stalls this year to help you immerse in this major Asian event, from spicy noodles (bun bo hue), vegetarian temple food fare to Asian crafts and art products.

The crowd favourites will be back: noodle eating, prawn peeling and moon cake eating competitions, plus lion dancing and lantern parade led by the ‘Moon Goddess’.   Justice Crew, Australia’s favourite dance crew will be perfoming live and conduct a meet and greet.

Noodlies is Cabramatta Moon Festival 2012 exclusive blogger media partner: I’m proud to announce that noodlies, Sydney food blog has been appointed the exclusive event blogger of this fabulous event, the first ever blogger partner.

Noodlies to MC eating competitions: In addition,  noodlies will be MC’ing the noodle and moon cake eating competitions to be held on the main stage between 2.30pm – 3.30pm.  Why not enter? Or just come and cheer on the participants, it’s going to be a huge day!

There’s something for everyone.  Head down and witness the transformation of Cabramatta into one of Australia’s most culturally exciting areas.

What is a moon cake?

During this time it’s traditional to give and enjoy moon cakes.  They usually come in a colourful tin containing four moon cakes.  These cakes are round for Chinese and square for Vietnamese.  The outside is cakey, especially ornate and a woody brown, the inside is made up of lotus paste with egg yolks, fancier versions contain mixed nuts or even abalone.

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Cabramatta Moon Festival 2012
Sunday, 23 September, 11am to 8pm (click to enlarge)

Cabramatta Moon Festival 2012 program

Like Cabramatta? You should like the official  Cabramatta – A Taste of Asia facebook page.

Noodlies, Sydney food blog is the exclusive event blogger of Cabramatta Moon Festival 2012.