September 5, 2012 – The Beginning of the Mid Autumn Festival

This year, the mid-Autum Festival will fall on September 30th however I got a headstart eating this moon cake.  I have known about this festival for a long long time and finally got the chance to try to explain it – thank God for wikipedia.

“Mooncake is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival / Zhongqiu Festival. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, close to the mid autum.”

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