Binondo celebrates ‘Mooncake Festival’

September 9, 2022

The city of Manila will celebrate Saturday the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the “Moon Festival” or the “Mooncake Festival” with a flurry of activities in what is considered the second most important festival in China next to the Chinese New Year.

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna together with Vice Mayor Yul Servo and City Administrator Bernardito Ang will lead the activities during the celebration including the formal opening at 7:30 p.m. of Friday, the newly-rehabilitated Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arch, which greets those visiting Binondo, home of what is touted as the world’s biggest Chinatown in the world.

Lacuna said the said arch, which is at the tip of Jones Bridge, will sport a new look with the installation of impressive, colorful lights to make it more attractive and as the latest addition to the city’s Instagrammable spots.

According to Lacuna, the rehabilitation of the landmark arch comes at no cost to the city as it has been shouldered by youthful Chinese entrepreneurs led by the officers and members of the Filipino-Chinese Youth Business Association, Inc. and the Filipino-Chinese Youth Business Association Inc., whose members she thanked for having volunteered to beautify, maintain and preserve the iconic arch.

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