Mid-Autumn festival



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. 



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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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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