Monday, September 8, 2014
Today, September 8th, is the Mid-Autumn Festival! The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Moon Festival or 中秋節 in Chinese. It’s a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese, dating back over 3,000 years. The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around mid to late September in the Gregorian calendar. The moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest. The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake, of which there are many different varieties. Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of the traditional Mooncake.
Fortunately, I’m a big fan of French Macarons, and love playing with my food! So, I made these Mid-Autumn Macaron (中秋馬卡龍), to celebrate the occasion. I decorated these Macarons with the traditional Mooncake decoration patters and wordings such as these and these, with a little melted dark chocolate.
Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you like these Mid-Autumn Macarons. I wish you all a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, 中秋節快樂 and 人月兩團圓. As this is the time to gather with the family and loved ones to enjoy the beautiful full moon and each other’s company.