Cabramatta was at a standstill as almost 100,000 people flooded the streets for the annual Moon Festival in perfect spring weather to celebrate one of the most important events in the Chinese calendar that marks the end of the fall harvest in Asia.
Listen to the live broadcast from the event, with the best Moon songs of all time.
Part 1 [audio:http://ondemand.893fm.com.au/events/2012/moon2012/part1.mp3] Part 2 [audio:http://ondemand.893fm.com.au/events/2012/moon2012/part2.mp3] Part 3 [audio:http://ondemand.893fm.com.au/events/2012/moon2012/part3.mp3] Interview with Chris Hayes – Federal member for Fowler [audio:http://893fm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ChrisHayesMoon.mp3]
Food took centre stage, with the traditional moon cake readily available and hundreds gourmet street stalls. For those competitive eaters, the noodle and moon cake eating were hotly contested.SOURCE: YouTube / noodlies.com SOURCE: YouTube / noodlies.com
The main stage included performances from local martial arts ground and dance group Justice Crew.
While the sun stole the Moon’s thunder during the day, the massive fireworks spectacular lit up the night sky along with the moon which is at its brightest and fullest during the festival.
What a day – Bring on the Moon Festival 2013!