|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|
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!