Mooncake Festival

Here is a virtual mooncake feast brought to you by a few of my favorite foodbuzz bloggers!

Cafe Nilson explains: Next to Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the most important and most popular traditional Chinese holiday celebrated by most Asians throughout the world. Held during the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, a date when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest (a symbol of wholeness and togetherness), families and friends gather together under the moonlight to appreciate the moon, light lanterns and enjoy a feast. Part of the Mid-Autumn festival experience is the sharing and eating of mooncakes, a rich and heavy Chinese pastry, usually made up of sweet, dense filling covered with a thin, soft crust. Mooncakes are regarded as a “delicacy”, the traditional food of Mid-Autumn (thus Mid-Autumn Festival is sometimes referred to as Mooncake Festival) and is customarily given to friends and family as gifts.


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