On the 15th of the lunar calendar, each month, the moon is at its roundest and brightest, symbolizing togetherness and reunion in Chinese culture.
The most common traditions for Mid-Autumn Festival are eating mooncakes and gazing at the moon together with your family!
Eating mooncakes is the most popular celebration of the day. Mooncakes are traditionally Chinese pastries, which are made of wheat flour and sweet stuffings such as sugar and lotus seed powder. Mooncake is a symbol of family reunion, and the cake is traditionally cut into pieces that equal to the number of people in the family. We did that last night but we chose a chocolate moon cake from an Asian bakery. It was "special" tasting. We also picked out other treats while there.
Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival,