he full moon celebration is an ancient Chinese custom. Infant mortality rates were high then, so surviving the first month of life is a significant accomplishment. This is the time to formally “show off” mother and baby to family and acquaintances for the first time. This is a happy occasion.
On this day, the baby’s hair is trimmed, and the mother takes her first bath with ginger water since giving birth. Family and friends gather to consecrate the infant. The infant receives gold jewellery or angbao (red envelopes containing money) as presents.
Ideas for a baby full moon gathering.
The Chinese celebrate their infants’ full moon in a variety of methods. The most common is a home-based culinary arrangement. Red tablecloths, chairs, and gazebos are used to symbolise joy, fortune, and health.
As the full moon celebration is the family’s opportunity to formally introduce the child to friends and relatives for the first time, many families decide to hold a party so that everyone can meet the new addition. This may be a casual meal at your residence, a gathering in an HDB void deck or condominium function room, or a more formal dinner at a hotel or restaurant.
You must have sustenance at your baby’s full moon party.
Given that the baby’s full moon celebration is named the red egg and ginger party, it is evident that these are the two essential items. Another popular dessert is red ang ku kueh (red peanut cakes made with glutinous rice flour). You will fare well if you possess these essentials. Why rouge? Red represents good fortune and favours, whereas eggs symbolise fertility and new life.
Packs of gifts for your baby’s full moon celebration.
At the full moon celebration, all of your family and friends will present your infant with angbao containing cash, gold, and jewellery. In modern times, however, parents also receive infant necessities such as toys, literature, gift certificates, and practical items for the newborn, similar to a Western baby shower but held one month later.
Since you will receive so many incredible gifts, it is only reasonable that you give something back to your guests. To save costs, just DIY. Include items such as red ginger, red eggs, and perhaps ang ku kueh in a parcel for distribution to your family and friends.
You may include additional products in your gift bundle or goodie package. This would be an expression of gratitude to those who are celebrating your new bundle of delight with you.
Baby full moon cake.
Customarily, the 1-month cake set will include sweet cakes, eggs and ang ku kueh. In addition, you can choose from contemporary delicacies such as cupcakes and pastries.