Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival - Our Celebration

Tonight, we spent the evening outdoors to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Our yard is surrounded by trees, so it took some time before the moon came into view. While we waited, we read the legend of Chang-E and poetry about the moon. 

We drank tea and tasted more mooncakes. The tin hubby bought had mooncakes with a dried fruit filling, similar to fruitcake. The red bean paste mooncakes were a big hit, and all six disappeared. We gathered some round fruit: peaches, watermelon and pomelo. The pomelo was tricky to get the fruit out - we were unable to peel the skin in such a way as to wear it as a hat -but it was worth it. Quite tasty, like a milder flavored grapefruit. 

It was a cozy night, with Elle cuddled up against me while Pea made up a song about the moon :) And a beautiful moon it was!


  1. Goodness, I've only been away a couple of weeks, yet I've just been catching up on all you have done. You sure have been very busy! I love it all, but I really love your lanterns and staying up to await the moon. Such a wonderful family experience. Keep them coming, I'm back now so I might be able to have some chance of keeping up!!

    1. It was really nice, and we all want to make it a yearly tradition now, gathering out at night, on a school night (the girls loved that!) though probably not with the mooncakes :)


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