According to one of them, during the war with Mongols, locals passed secret messages to each other in cakes. Little notes were wrapped in dough; flatbreads served as reliable protection from prying eyes. Since then, every year locals bake smart round cakes, which are very similar to the full moon, and treat their loved ones.
No less interesting is the origin of the Lantern Festival. According to an old legend, the fearsome dragon has decided to deprive the light from the people. Upon learning of his plans, residents have made a lot of lanterns and, when darkness came, moved with them to streets. Dragon wasn’t able to select which lantern to start with, and died of vexation. A good tradition to make colorful lanterns has kept for many centuries. There are always solemn parades and entertainment in Kuala Lumpur in this festive day. It ends with a large-scale festival procession in which each participant has to pick the lantern with him.
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