Mid-Autumn Festival Sep 29, 2023
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional event celebrated in East and Southeast Asia for centuries. People come together to enjoy food, cultural activities, and the full moon. It's also a time for reflection and gratitude.
This celebration is widely observed in many countries in the region, including Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Each country has its own unique way of celebrating the festival, with different foods, customs, and traditions. If you are in the west, there is always a reason to celebrate this fun but intimate occasion!
Here are some things you can do during the Mid-Autumn Festival:
1. Eat Mooncake
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One of the best ways to celebrate this special occasion is by sharing and enjoying mooncakes. These delicious treats come in various flavors and designs, but they all share one common trait: roundness. During this festival, this shape symbolizes completeness and reunion, especially when it comes to family unity.
2. Light Lantern
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The Mid-Autumn Festival, also called the Lantern Festival, is a time of celebration. In addition to eating mooncakes, many cultures have other festive activities. Some regions have parades and dragon dances, while others walk around with lit lanterns.
To make this year's celebration more fun, try designing your own lantern. Using various colors, shapes, and materials, you can create a unique masterpiece to light up and enjoy with friends and family.
Another fun idea is to host a lantern-making competition with friends or family. Choose a theme or specific design challenge, like creating a lantern that represents your favorite animal or food. This activity encourages creativity and teamwork, and provides an opportunity to learn about different cultural traditions.
3. Hot Pot Dinner
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The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for reuniting with family and loved ones. This festival is celebrated in various parts of the world during the fall season, which often brings chilly weather. One great way to stay warm and cozy during this festival is to host a hotpot dinner with your family or friends. Not only will it warm you up, but it's also a great opportunity to bond over delicious food and catch up on each other's lives.
4. Make Family Happy
During the Mid-Autumn Festival, it is customary to give mooncakes, Osmanthus wine, and tea as symbolic gifts of reunion and gratitude. For a unique gift this year, consider NATbyJ's watch collection, which resembles mooncakes and also represents the importance of time and appreciation.
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5. Moon watching
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The Mooncake Festival is a time of year when the moon is especially round and bright. This stunning natural phenomenon is a symbol of the beauty and wonder of the world around us. Many people gather together to appreciate the moon's radiance and to celebrate the traditions and customs associated with this special time of year.
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