Happy Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋快乐)
The Mid-Autumn Festival is quickly approaching! It is the time for celebrating the full moon ~ the symbol of prosperity, happiness and family reunion. Popular traditions include family gatheringss and dinners, making lanterns, giving gifts, and of course eating delicious Mooncakes!
The festival is over 3,000 years old, being the 2nd most celebrated Chinese festival after Chinese New Year. Popular gifts that are given on this occasion are Mooncakes, the delicious gift of the Hairy Crab, Chinese Tea, a healthy Fruit Basket, and also Organic Rice and Oil.
Money Gifts have also become more popular, especially when distance plays a factor. (need I say more??!)