Mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Cake Festival) is regarded as the third major festival of the Chinese Calendar (or Lunar Calendar). It falls on the 15th day of the eighth month.
This festival is also known as the Moon Cake Festival because a traditional Chinese pastry called moon cake (yueh ping) is commonly eaten as a celebration for the occasion.
Nobody actually knows when the custom of eating moon cakes began, but one relief traces its origin to the 14th century.
It has long been a custom for Chinese to give moon cakes as presents to relatives or friends during the festival.
I received some imported high-end moon cakes as presents. A heartfelt appreciation for the wonderful gifts.
This year's Mid-Autumn Festival shall fall on tomorrow.
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