The Chinese Moon Festival

Today is the Chinese Moon Festival, it is the 15th of the 8th lunar month in lunar year. The Chinese Moon Festival is also known as the Mid-autumn Festival. It is the time to celebrate the harvest and also the time for family reunions. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. It’s like a perfect world. The Moon Festival is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival, which is also known as Chinese New Year.

I have seen numerous, stylish, yet fresh moon cakes in The Great Wall, our local Chinese grocery store, in the past few weeks. I have tried a few kind and they all taste good!! It is hard to find the old Beijing traditional moon cakes though. They are called “自来红” or “Naturally Red”. I feel I really miss them 😦

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