The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese people for more than 3,000 years. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese Lunar calendar with full moon at night (This year the Mid-Autumn Festival is on 1st, October).
Every year during this festival, family and friends are staying together to celebrate. At night of this festival the moon is in its roundest and brightest form, which means family and friends reunion and this is the reason why the festival is so important. People use this festival as an opportunity for praying for family, friends for a good future and a better harvest next year.
Mooncake is traditionally eaten during the festival when family and friends are together to appreciate the full and bright moon at night. Mooncake is a type of cooked food which has the same shape of the moon, wrapped in wheat flour, with different fillings. The most common fillings are walnuts, jujube paste, sugary bean puree, egg yolk, and lotus seeds.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!