As part of our commitment to Katie-Hui and her heritage, we are embracing and celebrating lots of new and exciting holidays. The Mid-Autumn Festival is no exception. Did you know that Chinese people believe a full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity and family reunion? Yup, and on Mid-Autumn Festival night the moon is supposed to be the brightest and fullest, which is why the festival is also known as the "Day of Reunion" and the "Moon Festival."
The Mid-Autumn Festival is so popular that it is second only to Chinese New Year. To celebrate this holiday, families meet to have dinner, admire the full moon and eat mooncakes. This year, we visited our local Asian grocery store, where a very kind women gave me a tutorial on a traditional feast and decorations! The soup was a bust (tasted too much like seaweed) but the dumplings, chicken and long beans were a hit! Jack even polished off an entire bowl of udon noodles.
Under a canopy of Chinese Lanterns, we finished our meal with green tea and mooncakes. It was delicious and just for a moment...I was in China once again. The sights, sounds and beauty filled my heart with the most delightful memories. Memories of meeting my Katie-Hui and falling in love with her Chinese home.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Mid-Autumn Festival.