Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mooncake Festival aka Mid Autumn Festival

 Jong Chou Jit Fai Lok.  Today is the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calender (Year Of Tiger).  On this very day the Chinese communities across the world celebrate what is termed as the Mid Autumn Festival (in China, HK and Taiwan) and this part of the world, we called it Mooncake Festival.

 Over here we celebrate by lighting up all sorts of lanterns around our house. This is generally done by the children and the adults will be sitting outdoor enjoying the full moon on the 15th day of the month.  Followed by eating mooncakes, groundnuts, cakes and sipping their best grade Chinese tea to digest all the oily food.

There is also a story very well written by my cousin on Mid Autumn Festival and you can read the 2 parts here

Part 1
Part 2

With this I would like to dedicate the 2 songs below to all readers of my blog.  Have a joyful day ahead.

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