Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, everyone!

Today, September 19, 2013, is the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 zhōng qiū jié), a big holiday in China. Hooray!

On this day, we spend time with our friends and family, and eat moon cakes! (月饼 yuè bǐng)

"Wow sweet, is that chocolate?!" No. Haha, how American of you. No Perfect Number, it is not chocolate. It's red beans. Image source.

The date of the Mid-Autumn Festival is based on the lunar calender; it is the day with the biggest full moon of the year, and takes place in September or October.

So to all my readers and their friends and families, I'm wishing you a happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Or as we say in China, 中秋节快乐 (zhōng qiū jié kuài lè)!

1 comment:

  1. I love moon cakes! Omnomnom. My RA in undergrad was from China so we had a hall moon festival celebration every year. It was awesome! :)