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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

“May we live long and share the beauty of the moon together, even if we are hundreds of miles apart,” Song Dynasty poet Su Shi

For nearly 3000 years, families have been gathering together during The Mid-Autumn Festival to pay homage to the moon, a symbol of peace and prosperity. Mid-Autumn Festival is also called the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. It is China's second most important festival after the Chinese New Year. It is also celebrated by many other Asian countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

The full moon symbolizes a family reunion, reminding people of their hometowns and loved ones. Gazing at the moon is an ancient tradition from the Zhou dynasty when people held ceremonies to welcome the full moon. Today, after a family reunion dinner, some people go outdoors to admire the full moon on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The moon is big and round tonight.

It is time to take your family, reconnect with loved ones, and go outside. Then admire the brightest and roundest full moon of the year. Burn incense, put mooncakes and fruits as sacrifices on the table, face the moon, and pray for fortune. It is a joyous time for a family reunion, mooncakes, and lantern parades for children. It is the night of the Moon Festival.

Perhaps the most notable Mid-Autumn Festival tradition is the exchange of mooncakes, a seasonal delicacy now offered in various sizes and flavors. I have designed mooncakes in different flavors and shapes for a few years. Every year I tried to make them more healthy, delicious, and attractive while keeping them raw and 100% handmade.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! I wish you a perfect life, just like the perfectly round shape of the moon in the Mid Autumn Moon Festival.

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