Mid-Autumn festival

jarinek

 

A thermometer shows it is +33 C. The sun is shining. One would say we are in the middle of summer but Chinese celebrate the Mid-autumn festival here right now. According to Wikipedia, it is a popular harvest festival which is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, during a full moon, which is in late September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. People meet with friends and families to celebrate together. The moon plays a key role in this festival.  During the evenings, people bring lanterns and go outside to watch the full moon. 

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Chinese also bake cakes which are in the shape of the full moon. That’s something what local people love. Even though I am not a fan of candies, I really looked forward to tasting the mooncakes due to its reputation. I got the chance at the…

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About jarinek

I am a graduate Master student in Business development and internationalisation at Umea University, Sweden. In the fall 2013 I went for an exchange programme to Macau, University of Science and Technology. My blog approaches my experience there in China. View all posts by jarinek

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