Mooncake making game gives foreigners a taste

World Today

September 27th is the Mid-Autumn Festival, it falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. It’s when Chinese people get together with their families to worship the moon and eat moon cakes. We’re still two weeks away of course, but some foreigners can’t wait to get involved in one of the most popular aspects of the festival. CCTV’s He Weiwei, in South China’s Guangzhou city, filed this report.

Mooncake making game gives foreigners a taste

September 27th is the Mid-Autumn Festival, it falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. It's when Chinese people get together with their families to worship the moon and eat moon cakes. We're still two weeks away of course, but some foreigners can't wait to get involved in one of the most popular aspects of the festival. CCTV's He Weiwei, in South China's Guangzhou city, filed this report.

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  • It wouldn’t be a proper celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival without moon-cakes. This baked treat, with various flavors, is an indispensable part of the traditional festival. The round shape of moon-cakes represents unity, one of the most important themes for Chinese people.
  • There’s plenty of ingredients in a traditional moon-cake, including eggs, lotus seeds and different kinds of nuts. Participants need to cover the balls filled with the ingredients – with dough skins, then mold them into a special pattern.