Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to all who celebrate!

Last Update: September 26, 2018

Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival, is held every 15th day of the eight lunar month, which falls on 24 September this year. With a history of over 3,000 years, this traditional festival that stems from ancient Chinese culture is also celebrated by several Southeast Asian countries.

Malaysia

The lantern parade is an important aspect of the festival in Malaysia. Expect dragon dances and brightly lit lanterns filling up the cities. Over time, Mid-Autumn has become like a national festival here, with people of different races and religions joining in to become a part of the fun.

Philippines

A popular activity during Mid-Autumn Festival is the Mooncake Dice game (Pua Tiong Chiu), which was first developed 1,500 years ago. All needed to play this game is six dice, a big bowl, and 63 different-sized mooncakes as the prizes!

Singapore

During this festival, Singaporeans exchange boxes of mooncakes as gifts for family and friends. This season is also a change for them to enjoy the sight of dazzling lanterns around the country, some of them depicting fictitious creatures and gigantic flora and fauna.

Thailand

To celebrate this festival, Thai people usually sit around a tray of mooncakes and fruits like peaches, durians and pomelo, and give each other best wishes.

Viet Nam

Mid-Autumn Festival (Tet Trung Thu) in Viet Nam is celebrated by children who participate in parades with lanterns of various shapes and colours, sometimes with riddles written for others to guess the answers.

Mooncake is one of the main traditions; its round shape symbolishing completeness and unity when eaten among family members during the week.

又是花好月圆的佳节。
大家中秋快乐。

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WaynePro Premium
Thank you, Desmond. As an American living and working in Hong Kong for over 9 years, I am enjoying the Mid-Autumn festival here in Hong Kong.

Wayne
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despatis Premium
Hi Wayne, living and working in Hong Kong, which means you live inside the belly of the 'moon cake' beast, so to speak haha ..

Thanks for your comment and enjoy the festivities,
Desmond

The best mooncakes in Hong Kong 2018 http://hashtaglegend.com/post/mooncakes-hong-kong-2018
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WaynePro Premium
Yes, that's correct, Desmond. However, over these many years, I still have not grown a liking to mooncakes ;-)

Wayne
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DebbieRose Premium
I love learning about other customs shared by our WA friends. Mooncake sounds like a lot of fun.
Debbie
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despatis Premium
Hi Debbie, Wealthy Affiliate's multicultural member base gives this great community a cheerful color, just what we need in our nowadays world.

Thanks for reading and for your kind comment,
Desmond
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DebbieRose Premium
That looks delicious!
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CandP Premium
Even the word, 'Mooncakes' sounds wonderful.
We love living here in Ecuador in a different culture to the ones in which we grew up.
One day we hope to be able to visit Southeast Asia and maybe try some mooncakes ourselves. They look delicious!
Thank you for sharing this delightful festival details with us.
Colette and Philip
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despatis Premium
Hi Colette and Philip, thanks for reading and your kind comment. It's my pleasure to share different cultures with others who are interested.

Look forward to meet you in Southeast Asia,
Desmond
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Hey Desmond,
I love to learn more about the different cultures. This festival sounds very exciting!! Happy Mooncakes to you!!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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despatis Premium
Thanks Elaine!
For your interest and your kind wishes, much appreciated.

As Mahatma Gandhi said: "A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people"

Enjoy your day,
Desmond
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keishalina9 Premium
Mooncakes back to you, too , Desmond! ... :)

... What a fascinating post! ... love culture! ...

.... enjoy a fabulous week of festivities wherever you are ...

... thanks kindly for sharing, all the best for every success, cheerio... :)
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despatis Premium
Thanks for your best wishes Keisha. As an old Chinese saying goes: 'Live, Love and Mooncakes' we'll follow the path of happiness!

Have a good time,
Desmond
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keishalina9 Premium
soo-ooo dee-eeelightfulllll! .... enjoy a very, very happy week of festivities & life ... thanks kindly for you -- you are the gift! ...:)
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Loes Premium
Hey Desmond, long time no see, happy mid autumn festival to you:)
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despatis Premium
Thanks so much Loes! Still busy with my daily work, but please don't worry I still keep you and Wealthy Affiliate on my mind ;)

Good to see you're still doing well!

Keep in touch,
Desmond
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Loes Premium
Good to know, thanks:)
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kpercival55 Premium
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival Desmond!
It sounds like a wonderful celebration. I have seen photos of the beautiful lanterns, but do not know mooncakes. What are they and how are they made?
Would love to hear more.
Thanks!
Kyle Ann
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despatis Premium
Thank you Kyle Ann, it's indeed a luminous celebration. Please take note (and a try) of this mooncake recipe: How to Make Chinese Mooncake https://www.finedininglovers.com/recipes/dessert/chinese-food-mooncake-recipe/

Have a great time,
Desmond
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kpercival55 Premium
Thanks so much...how kind of you!
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lesabre Premium
Thank you for the share.
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despatis Premium
My pleasure Michael, thank you for your interest!

I wish you all the best,
Desmond
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