the mid autumn festival is also known as the mooncake festival or lantern festival...this festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese dated over 3000 years..this celebration is usually not on an exact date..it is celebrated when the moon is supposedly the fullest and roundest..farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on this date..traditionally on this date..family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid autumn harvest moon..the main delicacy is the moon cake..
the usual flavours of mooncakes
(from the far left) sesame paste, green tea paste, lotus paste!
nowadays its been more fancy..
jelly mooncakes are also available
many lanterns for sale on the streets...
i used to play with those battery operated ones..
den i had an upgrade to those using candles..
n now..im too old for it :(
beautiful lanterns lite up the streets
ahhh...i miss letting for lanterns....
HAPPY MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL!!!
-thanks faithful listener-