A majestic 4-metre-tall moon rabbit lantern takes centre stage, showcasing the legacy of legendary papercraft shop Bo Wah Effigies
- The radiant lantern is more than 4 metres tall, drawing inspiration from traditional cellophane lantern craftsmanship
- On 23 September, Master Ouyang Bingzhi, the head craftsman of the six-decade-old shop Bo Wah Effigies, will grace the mall to teach the art of crafting traditional rabbit lanterns
HONG KONG, Sept. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — As the Mid-Autumn Festival draws near, Temple Mall proudly presents the Mid-Autumn Bunny Fiesta promotional event from 8 September to 6 October. Shoppers are invited to explore the mall’s iconic photo spots, highlighted by the debut of a giant 4-metre-tall moon rabbit lantern. Step inside this lunar spectacle and get ready to take some memorable photos that capture the essence of this festival – a reunion under the moon. To step up the festive experience, the mall will organise bunny lantern workshops, and on select dates, Master Ouyang Bingzhi, the esteemed proprietor and head craftsman of legendary papercraft shop Bo Wah Effigies, will grace the mall, sharing the art of crafting traditional rabbit lanterns – a cherished Chinese tradition. This is a Mid-Autumn celebration not to be missed!
Evoking childhood memories with traditional cellophane paper lanterns
Mid-Autumn Festival is incomplete without an array of lanterns. During the festivities, Temple Mall North’s atrium proudly showcases a magnificent moon rabbit lantern, standing over 4 metres tall, designed in homage to traditional handcrafted paper lanterns. Its vibrant colours not only stir childhood nostalgia but also symbolise family reunions and universal happiness. Meanwhile, Temple Mall South’s ground floor features a dazzling moon rabbit lantern photo spot. Lunar rabbit decorations pepper various corners, immersing all visitors in the rich spirit of Mid-Autumn.
Bunny lantern workshop: sharing the joy of the festival
From now until 29 September, the mall is set to host a Bunny Lantern Workshop every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Link Up members who spend a specified amount during the promotion can join the workshop once, where they can create a colourful rabbit lantern to celebrate the festivities. On 23 September, the mall has the distinct honour of welcoming Master Ouyang Bingzhi, the second-generation proprietor of the 60-year-old renowned Hong Kong shop Bo Wah Effigies. As a special instructor, he will personally teach the art and technique behind crafting these traditional rabbit lanterns, ensuring the continuation of this treasured Chinese cultural craft.
“The rabbit lantern is a highly emblematic traditional craft of the Mid-Autumn Festival and holds collective memories for many,” Master Ouyang Bingzhi said. “This workshop aims to offer young people and children a hands-on experience in the lantern-making process, allowing them to relish its charm. Creating their very own lantern is bound to instil a profound sense of pride and achievement.” Upon completion, participants can take home their meticulously crafted lanterns, allowing them to celebrate the joyous festival with a personal touch.
Link Up member exclusive: receive a wish bracelet or Lucky Bag by redeeming receipts from the mall
During the promotional period, Link Up members can receive either a Wish Bracelet or a Mid-Autumn Lucky Bag by spending a specified amount using an electronic payment method* at selected merchants in Temple Mall over any three consecutive days. There are four variations of the bracelet, each adorned with a sparkling stone symbolising different things: pink for popularity, olive green for wealth, light blue for peace and red for health. Each bracelet design has an exclusive run of 250 pieces, with a total of 1,000 bracelets. The lucky bags are brimming with gifts valued at $450. Gifts are available on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.
Mid-Autumn market showcases signature mooncakes: perfect for gifts or self-indulgence
From now until 2 October, Temple Mall North’s 1/F is hosting a limited-time Mid-Autumn speciality market. The mall has curated a selection of mooncakes, unique gift boxes and festive foods from 10 popular brands, perfect for self-indulgence or gifting during the festive season. Apart from traditional mooncakes and snow skin mooncakes, the market boasts Taiwanese mooncakes, Musang King durian mooncakes, cheese fruit mooncakes and classic Teochew mooncakes like lard cakes, among others. Whether shoppers are in the mood for something contemporary or traditional, the Mid-Autumn speciality market at the mall ensures a delightful and satisfying festive celebration.
Temple Mall Mid-Autumn Bunny Fiesta
Event Date: 8 September – 6 October 2023
Event Time: 11am to 8pm
Event Location: Temple Mall North
All the above activities are subject to terms and conditions. Please note that event details are subject to change without prior notice.
For more details about the event, please visit: Linkhk.com
*Electronic payment methods include credit cards, EPS, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Tap & Go, AlipayHK, WeChat Pay, BoC Pay, PayMe from HSBC, Octopus, Octopus Wallet, TNG Wallet, or other mobile payment applications, or other stored value facilities under the regulatory supervision of the “Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Ordinance” (Cap. 584).
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