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2015 Mid-autumn Festival
In 2015 it takes place on Sunday September 27th.We will have a two-day "public holiday" on the 26th and 27th.
Mooncakes are traditional Chinese pastries generally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival, the second most important festival in China. The festival typically involves families getting together to share mooncakes while watching the moon.
What Mooncakes Are and How They Are Eaten
In ancient times, mooncakes were a kind of offering to the moon.Over the centuries, these special cakes have become the most popular food of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges during the festival,and shared by family members. They are generally served with Chinese tea, and,very rarely, mooncakes are served steamed or fried.
The Meaning of the Mooncakes
In Chinese culture, roundness symbolizes completeness and togetherness. A full moon symbolizes prosperity and reunion for the whole family. Round mooncakes complement the harvest moon in the night sky at the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The mooncake is not just a food. It's a profound cultural tradition deep in Chinese people's hearts, symbolizing a spiritual feeling. At Mid-Autumn Festival people eat mooncakes together with family, or present mooncakes to relatives or friends, to express love and best wishes.