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Mooncake Festival Hampers 2022
The Mooncake Festival is very close, also called the Mid Autumn Festival marking the biggest celebration in chinese culture next to Chinese New Year. It's time to send your appreciation and love again to your family and friends!
Festivals are always a wonderful event to be held with lots of special things about them that make people love their arrival. Throughout the year, lots of special festivals are held all around the world, with one of them being the Mooncake Festival. Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, it’s the second most important day in the Chinese lunar calendar, only being surpassed in importance by the Lunar New Year. It’s the festival that falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Traditionally, it’s celebrated to worship the moon and yearly harvest by enjoying family reunions (considering the roundness of the moon symbolizes reunion of families), dine together, eat the all-iconic Mooncake Festival mooncakes, as well as other activities such as making colorful lanterns as decorations that create beautiful scenes at night time. With that kind of tradition, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that people also give out gifts to family members at reunions, and with that, it’s the right time to show your appreciation and love again to your family members through the act of giving a Mooncake Festival hamper!
Gatherings and Family Reunions
The Mid-Autumn Festival has a big significance throughout history ‘till this day; reunion. The full roundness of the moon is considered a symbol of reunion, which is why aside from being called the Mooncake Festival or the Mid-Autumn Festival, some people also call it the Reunion Festival. Lot’s of names to keep track of, but understanding that the festival is somewhat of a brief break from the hardships of the world, where people can take a breather and join their families to catch up with each other’s lives after being separated for many days is the biggest significance that the moon, and in turn the Mooncake Festival, holds.
With such significance the moon holds, and how on family reunions there’s usually a family dinner, there’s bound to be some type of dish that is based off of the festival itself. That’s where mooncakes, which are a type of Chinese cake that can be filled with sweet or savory tasting ingredients such as lotus seed or red bean paste, come in. This is where the name of the festival comes from!