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Mid Autumn Festival Moon CakeThe Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month, it is based on the lunar calendar and is the initial complete moon in September normally. Via beautiful illustrations, Celebrating Chinese Festivals presents the most significant and celebrated festivals of China, and explains the traditions, the delicious foods, the exciting activities and specific customs that go with them! The unusual flavours offer a new twist on an old favourite, though the thin baked skin of the regular mooncake remains the very same.

Michelle, thank you for sharing a bit additional of your culture right here with The Mid Autumn Festival, which truly sounds fascinating. The festival on 15th of 8th month, where the moon suppose to be roundest, compared to other time of the year. Each year throughout this mid autumn festival, China town will be dominated with flowers and gorgeous lanterns by way of out the street.

The 2014 Sichuan Chinese Moon Cake Festival is held August 26 – September 7 at Shawan International Convention & Exhibition Center in western Chengdu. In ancient instances, the Chinese applied to pay homage to Yue Xia Lao Ren or Old Man in the Moon. The younger members of the loved ones will travel back to their hometowns for this occasion with gifts of moon cakes. Traditionally on this day, Chinese loved ones members and friends will collect to admire the bright mid autumn moon, and consume mooncakes under the bright complete moon together. I bear in mind when I was a kid, some significant moon cake bakers have currently launched the moon-cake installment program.

Just about every year on the fifteenth day of the eight month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Chinese celebrate Mooncake Festival otherwise recognized as zhongqiujie”. One more story and symbol of this holiday for us is the Rabbit on the Moon, rather of the Man on the Moon. I loved reading about all the different moon cakes (yes I just woke up and am hungry!).

A complete, bright moon is the symbol of reunion and reminds men and women of their hometown and the beloved. The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in various Southeast and Northeast Asian nations, especially amongst these of Chinese descent. By the time of the Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127 AD), Mid-Autumn Festival had already turn into a broadly celebrated folk festival.