Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn, Mooncake, or Lantern Festival. Call it whatever you like, it refers to the same day. Tonight is the night when the moon is the biggest and brightest according to the Lunar calendar. An evening where the family gets together to eat mooncakes, pomelo and have Chinese tea, while little children carry lanterns. The tea helps to wash down the richness and sweetness of the mooncakes. And under the full moon, some people recite poems, according to the ancient Chinese, to praise the beauty of the moon and the longing for the men who had gone to war who are not able to reunite with their families on this day.

2 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy Mooncake Festival to you too! Boy, I really need to make me some tea to eat with those mooncakes huh? LOL!

singairishgirl said...

Oh yes, haha, I think so too.