The Chinese Garden

Mid Autumn Festival Moon CakeMid-Autumn Festival of 2015 is celebrated on September 27. The holiday in China starts from September 25 to September 27. The celebration is on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, which is the middle of the autumn season (the autumn season being the seventh, eighth, and ninth lunar months.) In the Gregorian calendar, the festival falls sometime about mid- to late September, or early October. It was also a custom for the general public to worship or pay homage to the moon in mid autumn in just about every lunar August.

Besides the sacrificial ceremony in the royal level, the worship of the moon is an crucial activity among the people in a additional casual way. For generations, moon cakes have been made with sweet fillings of melon seeds, nuts, lotus-seed paste, smashed red beans, and dates. Pastry and skin made out of durian and flour is utilised to style this moon cake for lovers of the durian.

Celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, this is a fitting switch from the much more really serious Month of the Hungry Ghosts, as it promises exciting, a small romance (if you are lucky) and awesome, fantastic treats as properly. When I was looking for glaze for my petits fours – I located a single recipe that was a green tea selection!

Classic mooncakes have the word longevity” or harmony” (in Chinese characters) printed on it. Standard mooncakes flavours are lotus seed paste, red bean paste and five kernels (five varieties of nuts and seeds mixed in maltose syrup). A delicious festival also, 1 can appear forward these days to a assortment of moon cakes – it is immense and delightful indeed. Simply because the Moon Festival changes its date each and every year, just like Easter or Passover, depending on the Chinese lunar calendar, it is simple to place a date to this holiday.

The Delighted Clap will publish three articles per week, pertinent to Chinese language studying and Chinese culture Tuesdays, we will publish something associated to Chinese Language Mastering, and articles on Thursdays and Saturdays will be based on Culture Mastering. My wife introduced the mid-autumn festival to me and a few years ago we gathered with some buddies in a nearby park in Brooklyn NY to celebrate.