Festive China: Mid-Autumn Festival

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Festive China: Mid-Autumn Festival

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Festive China: Mid-Autumn Festival


The 15th day of the eighth lunar month is the Mid-Autumn Festival, a celebration that focuses on the moon. From ancient times, it has been customary for Chinese to reunite with family members and enjoy a sweet mooncake while observing the beautiful moon.

This yearning for the moon among Chinese people can be traced back to a fairytale: "Chang'e Flies to the Moon". What is the story about? And how is this related to China's "Chang'e Moon Exploration Project"? What does the dark side of the moon look like? Watch this episode of  Festive China  to find out more.

Festive China  is a series of short clips focusing on traditional Chinese festivals and festivities, the cultural connotations of traditional holidays, their development and changes, and how they manifest in today's China.

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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    9 months ago

Today is Mid-Autumn Festival, also sometimes known as "Mooncake Day", one of my favourite festivals here, and I just finished eating a delicious mooncake.  This year the festival holiday leads directly into the National Day Holiday which is a week long, making the 8 day holiday the longest one in China. Millions of people travel today to spend time with their families, because family solidarity is extremely important here. 

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2  Waykwabu    9 months ago

Very interesting.  30 years ago i was working in a in  a very prominently Chinese population  suburb. I so very often heard of "moon cakes" from my Chinese customers, or staff.  However I never  actually got to see the inside of one  or taste one.

Watching this video I am now much wiser   !!!!!!

Thanks for posting,

Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Waykwabu @2    9 months ago

Are there no Chinese bakeries near you?  You need to taste them, not just see them.   In Toronto we would always get our cakes from a Chinese bakery, because their cakes are much lighter and fruitier than the usual kind.  Here's a picture that shows you what some of them look like inside:



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