It’s that time of year again when the moon is FULL and moon cakes are in all the stores in China!
It’s Moon Cake Festival…这是月饼节
Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival in China. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the Autumn season. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest. On this day, family members gather to appreciate the bright full moon, eat moon cakes at night, express strong yearnings toward their homes and think of family members who live far away.
2013 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 19. People enjoy one day off on that day which is usually connected with the weekend. The 2013 Mid-Autumn holiday is from September 19 to 21.
Today, David is off so I’m enjoying moon cakes with my Sweetie!