Monday

Mid Autumn or Moon Cake Festival

Like Indian festivals and related beliefs, Chinese festivals are equally colorful and filled with deep-rooted beliefs.

Purnima or Full Moon (Presenting this for SOOCS)

There is an interesting array of traditional food associated with the Mid Autumn or Moon cake festival, which falls on Full Moon day of the 8th month (Sept/Oct of Georgian calendar) of the Chinese calendar. Well, I'm not repeating the many stories associated with this festival, as you can find vivid representations online!

Moon Cakes - center filled with Lotus paste is my favorite

It is believed that in Ancient China, to dethrone a malevolent invader, message and plan for rebellion were passed through hidden slips in Moon Cakes during this festival!

A sweet with rabbit design, specially consumed during this festival

Pomelo - a type of citrus

Dragon Horn

Some of my friends call this as buffalo horn! Actually, it tastes like chestnut:)

Usually, all the family members gather to celebrate this festival and enjoy these goodies. We had one such celebration few years ago, at work...

If we celebrated with this many variety of food during tea time at work, you can imagine the actual spread at a typical family gathering!

15 comments:

Evelyn said...

It's a fun festival. Usually kids would light their colourful lanterns and walk around with their neighbourhood firnds at night. Lovely to see...

Jeri Lynne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog to check out my owls! Those engraved plates are beautiful! I would have a hard time choosing things to buy as well.

Esmeralda said...

Por mi trabajo estoy en contacto con niños y niñas chinas y sus costumbres son entrañables.
Saludos

Mridula said...

Sounds like a colorful festival, the cakes look really nice.

Kim, USA said...

Hmm I missed that moon cake. Happy weekend!

SWF

Emille said...

The moon cake looks especially good! Leave me a piece, would you?

VaishVijay said...

@Emmille - Sure:) I've visually shared it in this post!

Jan n Jer said...

Looks like a fun tradition! Great shot of the moon!

KB said...

Great pics.

I'd love you to share them with me at Walkabout

Kcalpesh said...

I've always considered, time with family as time well spent!! Nice shots!!

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lina@engagement rings said...

Love seeing all photos. A wonderful festival to celebrate :)

Sylvia K said...

Mmmmm looks delicious and sounds like such a fun festival indeed! Terrific captures! Love the moon! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Thanks for showing this. Interesting to see.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Arija said...

O me gosh, it must be a feast indeed! So the concept of fortune cookies comes from the need of secret messages.
A fun post with all the goodies.

Wandering Thought said...

I used to love moon cake, but now they're too sweet for my blood sugar.

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