It’s that time of the year again — Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Or as some like to say, Happy Mooncake Day! It’s the time of year when Asians will celebrate the day the moon looks the biggest and brightest in the sky by eating big dinners with family around the table, when children light up their carefully chosen lanterns and play with them on the streets, and when mooncakes are eaten by the box full. Actually, maybe not by the box since they’re a really sweet and fatty pastry, but you get the idea. 😉
I saw a whole bunch of mini mooncakes at the Asian grocery store the other day. They were so cute!
Tonight, after our family had dinner at the Dragon Dynasty restaurant, we were served the traditional lotus seed paste-filled pastries. Yum!
The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated every year on the 15th of August of the Lunar Calendar. It’s not as festive and crazily celebrated here as compared to in Hong Kong or China, but our family still makes an effort to gather together every year to have dinner. Wishing those who are celebrating a happy 中秋節快樂!