Mid Autumn Festival celebration is very important in China. It takes place on 15th of the lunar calendar’s eight month, on the full moon day. Traditionally, the festival revolved around moon worship, resulting in the day’s popular name “Full Moon festival”. The Mid Autumn Festival celebration has The Mooncake as symbol.
• Chinese: Mooncakes (月饼 yuèbǐng)
The mooncake remains an inextricable part of Mid Autumn Festival and symbolize happy reunions. Each region in China has different ways to prepare the mooncakes. The fillings depends as well on the local eating cultrue and traditions. The most famous mooncakes around the world are the Cantonese ones. They are filled with egg yolk and lotus seed paste.
In Chinese culture, roundness symbolizes completeness and togetherness. A full moon symbolizes prosperity and reunion for the whole family. Round mooncakes complement the harvest moon in the night sky at the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The mooncake is a profound cultural tradition deep in Chinese people’s hearts. It is a spiritual feeling.
There are about 10 top flavors of Mooncakes:
People often give mooncakes as gifts when visiting friends and family around Mid-Autumn. Enjoy your Mooncake and Celebrate together with the loved ones!
Happy “Zhong Chiu Jie”or Mid Autumn Festival!