Mooncake festival is held on the 15th day of the eight month in the Chinese calendar which falls on a day between September 8 and October 7 in the Lunar calendar.

Due to China’s influence, mooncakes and Mid Autumn Festival are also enjoyed and celebrated in other parts of Asia. 

Typical mooncakes are round pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 3-4 cm thick. A rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin tender pastry skin enveloping a sweet, dense filling and may contain a whole salted egg yolks in their centre as the symbol of the full moon.

Traditional mooncakes have an imprint on top consisting of the Chinese characters for longevity or harmony as well as the name of the bakery and the filling inside.

Mooncakes are usually eaten in a small wedges accompanied by tea. Today, it is customary fir businessmen and families to present them to their clients or relatives as present during the Autum Festival.

So are you celebrating Mooncake Festival? 😉 have a great day.

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