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Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate with a mooncake

Enjoy a new tradition or a little taste of home on your way to East Asia. From 29 to 30 September 2023, we’re serving mooncakes in every class to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on flights from Dubai to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.

You can also enjoy our special mooncakes in our lounges in Shanghai and Beijing on 29 September.

Our rich pastry mooncakes are filled with jujube, red bean or lotus paste. They’re our Mid-Autumn Festival gift to you as you travel to your family reunion.

Where to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

You can celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival across East Asia. Experience the illuminations in Singapore, gaze at the moon on a boat cruise in Beijing, or join a moonlit barbecue in Taipei. It’s a magical time to fly to destinations in East Asia.

What is the Mid-Autumn Festival?

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is celebrated throughout East Asia on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, which is usually September to early October. Traditionally it’s a harvest festival where people thank the full moon for a bountiful harvest. It’s a time for big family get-togethers to share food, light colourful paper lanterns and go to special events under a full moon.

And of course the festival wouldn’t be the same without round mooncakes, which symbolise unity and togetherness, and are given as gifts just for the occasion.

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