Chinese Lantern Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) Arrives!

Just a quick note to remind our friends around the globe that this Sunday is the mid-autumn harvest festival for Chinese around the globe. To learn more, jump over to last years post on the mid-autumn festival, which will provide you with all the details and history surrounding the Moon Cake Festival also sometimes known as the “Lantern Festival.

 There is also a great overview of the Houyi and Chang stories surrounding the Moon Festival over at Wikipedia. Or head here for a look at the “The biggest mooncake in China.”

Oh, and don’t forget to send friends, family and business associates some Yue Bing (moon cakes), as is the custom here. The chocolate moon cakes below are from HäagenDazs (what, you didn’t know China had  HäagenDazs?!?). The item on the right is a mold used to make the cakes (which we have turned into a decor item by adding a stand).

Chinese moon cake          mooncake_mold.jpg

Related Books & Reading

Moonlit Mid-autumn Festival Mooncake Cookbook (Mooncake Cookbook, Complete Mooncake Recipes)Moonlit Mid-autumn Festival Mooncake Cookbook (Mooncake Cookbook, Complete Mooncake Recipes)The classic techniques of mooncake making are discussed in this cookbook. This cookbook will detail the mooncake making process from the beginning. ... Read More >
The Story of the Mid-autumn Festival/ 中秋節的故事: A Chinese-English Bilingual Book (Amazing Chinese Festivals 2)The Story of the Mid-autumn Festival/ 中秋節的故事: A Chinese-English Bilingual Book (Amazing Chinese Festivals 2)"Amazing Chinese Festivals" provides an exciting illustration of Chinese festivals, explaining the traditions, special foods and exciting activities ... Read More >
Star Lanterns: Celebrating Tet Trung Thu - Vietnamese Mid-Autumn FestivalStar Lanterns: Celebrating Tet Trung Thu - Vietnamese Mid-Autumn FestivalThis colorful children's picture book describes Tet Trung Thu, the Vietnamese Mid-autumn festival, which is a major holiday for children in Vietnam, and probably the second most important holiday after the Vietnamese New Year. Find out how it is celebrated with lanterns, mooncakes, and more.

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