SUPP Satok expects 1,000 at Moon River Lantern Fest (Sept 9) at Kuching Waterfront

To commemorate the Mooncake Festival 2022, SUPP Satok members decorated a tree with lanterns along Jalan Nanas West.

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KUCHING, Sept 6: As many as 1,000 participants are expected to attend Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Satok branch’s Moon River Lantern Fest 2022 this Friday (Sept 9) at 6.30pm at the Kuching Waterfront.

Headed by SUPP Satok youth chief Ramsay Voon, the event will be open to the general public.

“A full moon is considered a symbol of family reunion in Chinese culture, and we want to share this sentiment with our local community during this festive season,” he said in a press statement today.

As many as 500 lanterns will be given out and lit up during the event, and a traditional dragon dance performance will also be there to dazzle the participants.

Free mooncakes made by the talented children from the Sarawak Society for Parents of Children with Special Needs (PIBAKAT) will also be given out to the public.

The general public is welcome to witness the celebration and the lantern procession and dragon dance.

“The Mid-Autumn Festival has been celebrated for generations as part of traditional Chinese culture. Nowadays people celebrate it to symbolise family reunion and togetherness.

“The Moon River Lantern Fest will be a good way to bring together our Sarawak Family from all walks of life in this celebration of lanterns and dragon dance under the beautiful full moon,” said Pauline Gan, SUPP Satok women chief.

Meanwhile, SUPP Satok publicity officer Andy Tan also pointed out the organisers wanted to create an atmosphere where everyone can join in and celebrate the festival together, regardless of race.

“After all, Sarawakians are well known for wholeheartedly embracing diversity. That is why we have chosen the Sarawak River Waterfront which in itself personifies our cultural bond,” he said.

To commemorate the festival, SUPP Satok members decorated a tree with lanterns along Jalan Nanas West. — DayakDaily