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Mid-Autumn Festival

中秋节 (Zhōngqiū Jié) 



This is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night (late September to early October on the Gregorian calendar). The festival celebrates the end of the autumn harvest and is a traditional time for lunar appreciation and moon watching.

Mainland China has designated the Mid-Autumn Festival an "intangible cultural heritage" and an official public holiday. It is also a public holiday in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

In Vietnam, the
Mid-Autumn Festival is the second-most important holiday tradition after Tết.

Celebrations of the Mid-Autumn Festival have spread to Macau, Singapore, and Malaysia.


Mooncakes

These are round pastries, measuring about 10cm in diameter, are a ubiquitous delicacy shared among friends and family while celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival.


Usually made from a red bean or lotus seed paste surrounded by a thin crust and often containing yolks from salted duck eggs, mooncakes are often eaten in small wedges accompanied by tea.

Cassia Wine
 
Also known as osmanthus wine, or Kuei Hua Chen Chiew, Cassia Wine is an alcoholic Chinese drink
is the traditional "reunion wine" consumed during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Produced from weak baijiu and flavored with sweet osmanthus flowers, the wine is distilled with an alcohol content less than 20%.

Cassia wine is a traditional gift for birthdays in China and is considered a medicinal wine in traditional Chinese medicine.










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