The Mid-Autumn Festival, commonly known as the Mooncake Festival, is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year with a history dating back over 3,000 years, when the Emperor of China worshipped the moon for bountiful harvests.
Celebrations include gatherings for dinners, carrying and displaying paper lanterns, worshiping the moon and eating mooncakes, a rich pastry typically filled with sweet-bean, yolk, meat or lotus-seed paste.
Our Hong Kong office will be closed on 22 September to enjoy some mooncakes on this public holiday. Want to join them? Here are some recipes to make your own.