It's that time of the year... Thu, Oct 05, 2017
Happy October! During this time of the year, I hope there is at least one thing that you can be excited about and look forward to whether it be the cooler weather, PSL or the numerous festive holidays coming up 🎃 🎅 🍗 🎆
Mid-Autumn Festival happens to fall on 10/4 this year and it is a harvest festival/holiday commonly celebrated in Asia. Although the holiday is celebrated a little differently between each country, it is typically a time where family gathers to spend quality time together. Simply put, you can compare this to our Thanksgiving in November.
The festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar celebrating the moon when it’s supposedly the roundest and fullest during the year. The most common and representative tradition of the day is to eat mooncake - a pastry usually made with lotus seed paste surrounded by a thin crust. Mooncakes are eaten in small wedges accompanied by a cup of tea while moon watching. To me, the most important concept on this day is gathering, where it's said that the moon symbolizes family reunion when it's the brightest and roundest. The moon should still be fairly round tonight and I hope everyone can get a chance to admire the view while remembering the importance of family.....or me.