First let me say this really loud,
Happy Moon Festival to Everyone!
I was about to write a longer post but then I stumbled upon this great blog of Jan Shim and his post Mooncakes. Our Annual O-bsession. Not being the most knowledgeable, traditional person (when it comes to Chinese history and traditions) myself, I decided to hide my weakness by pointing you to other people’s better work. ;-)
Modesty is virtue.
But seriously, there are some fabulous mooncake photos in that post that you really do not want to miss. I’m not a fan of mooncakes by any means but those pictures (almost) made me drool…
As Wikipedia said, Moon Festival is “a celebration of abundance and togetherness“, which in Chinese means “丰收和团圆”. If you’re one of the lucky people who are able to celebrate it together with your family, enjoy to the fullest; if you are like me and lots of other people here in the U.S., at least call the family and lend them the feel of togetherness. Sometimes they do not say so but all parents are happy to hear from their child on this special occasion.
Of course do not forget to celebrate the “abundance”, in abundance… as in, mooncake abundance.
Once again, Happy Moon Festival, to you, and you, and me, and my cats, and you, and my cats, and you, and YOU…!
(ps: I heard from a friend in Beijing that they are having mooncakes with Häagen-Dazs ice cream filling. Just goes on to show you how modern and internationalized today’s China has become!!! :-D )