[:en]4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Moon Festival This Year[:]

Sep 27th 2021

[:en]The Moon Festival is a harvest festival celebrated widely in China and Vietnam. The day is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the time of the year when the moon is at its roundest and brightest. There is a reason why thousands of domestic and international visitors come to visit every year, for a chance to see such a beautiful scene that cannot be experienced anywhere else.

The Moon Festival is held to celebrate the full moon because it is one of the most sacred times in the Buddhist calendar. Not only because Buddha was born on a full moon, but because he attained enlightenment on a full moon too. With the evolution of the customs of the Moon Festival from ancient times, here are some various new ways on how people celebrate it today:

Have Dinner with the Family at Home

No festival would be complete without a feast, and the Moon Festival is no different. The common customs include family members eating dinner together, admiring the moon, and displaying lanterns outside the house to celebrate Moon Festival.

Eating Mooncakes

Mooncakes are the traditional snacks/desserts to celebrate the Moon Festival. Folklore also says that a moon goddess makes these cakes, so people call them mooncakes. The original one is made from wheat flour and sweet stuffing, such as sugar and lotus seed powder.

For those who want to celebrate the season with something new, there are several mooncake flavors with a modern twist. Some fun modern versions include Cheesecake Mooncake (instead of lotus paste, this mooncake is filled with cream cheese, and often contains a center of fruity jam or preserves for a punch of flavor), Crystal Jelly Mooncake ( so delicious and refreshing, it is no wonder that jelly has made its way into the mooncake world), or Flaky Pandan Mooncake (great choice for pandan lovers, it makes a delicious addition to mooncakes).

Short Vacation

The Moon Festival is also a public holiday in China, resulting in a three-day weekend that most people enjoy with a short trip or vacation with friends and family. Usually, a couple of weeks or a month before the festival, people will start planning their trips, taking them to areas outside the city to celebrate Moon Festival.

Another way to celebrate the Moon Festival is to spend the day with loved ones at the mall. There will be discounts and promotions in supermarkets, shopping malls, and online shops during every big holiday. Most supermarkets will even have lottery draws for mooncakes using customers’ receipts. After shopping for the whole day, a movie is a great way to end the holiday to get some rest and relax.

Gift Giving

Gift giving is the most popular way to celebrate the Moon Festival. Trying to find a perfect present for family or friends to celebrate the Moon Festival can be difficult, but understanding the traditions and gift-giving norms of the festival will help pick out the right gift for them.

Although mooncakes are always highly appreciated as the Moon Festival gifts, a slight twist will not hurt, like Danisa Butter Cookies. Danisa Butter Cookies is a perfect gift for any occasion and great to enjoy, especially during this delightful holiday with loved ones. Made from an authentic Danish recipe, using the finest quality ingredients for excellent flavors, Danisa Butter Cookies offers luxurious variants aside of its traditional butter cookies: Danisa Choco Cashew Butter Cookies, Currant Crunch Butter Cookies, and Cranberry Butter Cookies.[:]