The Mid-Autumn Festival is an occasion for family reunion. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. With all these things together, the legend, the family, the full moon and the poems, one can’t help thinking this is really a perfect world. That may be the reason why Chinese are so much enjoyed in the Moon Festival and take it as a special day being so different from the festivals. They just can’t wait for the coming of the Moon Festival in each year.
The Moon Festival is also a romantic one. Lovers get together, watch the full moon, drink towards the moon, and taste the delicate moon cake, at such a quit night without a silk of could an with some mild breeze from the sea. Even for lovers who are located in different places, the moon becomes a symbol linking them together. They watch the moon at the same time and seem to have each other at that hour. A great number of poetry has been devoted to the romantic festival, representing how Chinese people hope the Moon Festival bring them romance and happiness.
The moon cake is the food for the Moon Festival. The Chinese eat the moon cake at the night with the full moon in the sky. Originally, moon cakes keep their family made tradition. But gradually they began to appear at markets and stores. However, the moon cakes made in various parts of the country have very different flavors.
In 2011, the Mid-Autumn is on 12 of Sep. These days if you’re visiting China, don’t forget to try some moon cakes and taste the festival sense on the special days.