Mid-Autumn Festival with “Flights to the Moon
|In the wake of the virus, celebrating festivals has become an important aspect for Taiwan, rejoicing in our historical and cultural contexts, implementing and strengthening protection measures, and allowing people the opportunity to celebrate, especially with the total number of infections still hovering below 500.
The month of October is, therefore, special! Popularly known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, this is a harvest festival that involves cultural celebrations such as the gathering of the family, eating of the moon cake, evening Barbecues and even stories for the younger children involving the moon.
The wonderfully large citrus fruit, Pomelo, which is not only delicious to eat but wearing its peel as a hat during the Moon Festival is said to bring good fortune.
The festivities take off, literally, with “Flights to the Moon” hosted by StarLux Airlines. On October 1st and 2nd, there will be 6 “moon-viewing” flights or evening sightseeing flights. With tickets priced in the range of US$200, travelers will enjoy a trip highlighting the coastal scenery of the country, from the cliffs of the east to the night time views of the west, interspersed with Michelin-star meals and luxury commemorative gifts in the ‘Starbox’.
As outbound tourism still remains closed, these internal sightseeing flights are gaining popularity. As long as measures are abided by and the numbers are in control, the airlines are riding the wave of pleasure flight popularity.