Image via OhMyAsian! For us in the U. Meanwhile, in China, Taiwan, Vietnam and other parts of Asia, the focus is on the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, which by tradition also carries a strong connection to the full moon. Chinese mooncake is a traditional food for the Mid-Autumn Festival. This mooncake is filled with a lotus-seed paste.
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The Mid-Autumn Festival—or zhong qiu jie —is the Chinese celebration when the moon is at its brightest point of the entire year. Also known as the Moon Festival, this holiday falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar either September or October. There is dancing, storytelling, and the enjoyment of an array of foods, mooncakes in particular. Of course, there is also plenty of time spent gazing at the moon. Several legends revolve around the Mid-Autumn Festival. This legend dates back to ancient times, to a day when 10 suns appeared at once in the sky. The Emperor ordered a famous archer to shoot down the nine extra suns.
Asian Moon Festival
Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar , the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest. See also.
By Greg Rodgers. Perhaps second only to the Lunar New Year in popularity, participants observing the Chinese Moon Festival share fun, often-overpriced cakes mooncakes with people they appreciate. Some are tasty; some are as dense as hockey pucks and get filled with exotic ingredients.