Do you celebrate mooncake festival in your country???

@snpyvin (1518)
Malaysia
September 11, 2008 10:14pm CST
Hi everyone.. I am from Malaysia. At here we have along of races that live along together peacefully and we have many festival that have been celebrate since decades ago. For example the most popular want was Hari raya, Chinese New Year, Independent days, Christmas and so on. Moon cake festival that falls on 14 September is also one of the festival we celebrate here. During moon cake festival, we enjoy watching the moon at its most perfect shape that is full moon while eating moon cake and drink tea together with our own family. The children in the family will also carry a small lantern walking around. Do you celebrate moon cake festival in your country?? and which country are you from??
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@oyenkai (4397)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
Wow, I love moon cake! however I'm not Chinese and we don't celebrate it. The Chinese in the Philippines don't celebrate it either. I asked my Chinese friends just now to bring some moon cake on Monday but they said that they don't have it at home even though there's a moon cake festival. That's too bad.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Hi it doesn't mean that you can't celebrate moon cake festival if you wasn't chinese hehe.. you are always welcome to celebrate it. Maybe you can try to buy some moon cake bring it home and celebrate with your family that would be nice. You can try it out. Thanks for the respond and happy mylotting!!
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
actually we do celebrate it, i'm chinese and i live in the philippines. i guess they don't have it because mooncake isn't really that accessible, plus it's sort of expensive. there are mooncakes sold here where i live, but my favorite kind is the one my aunt sends us every year from manila, and i don't think they sell it here.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Hehe thanks for the information. Looks like its really hard for your guy to celebrate it. Anyway happy mylotting!!!!
@Eileen01 (227)
• China
12 Sep 08
You mean the mid-autumn festival ? Of course I do. I am from China.We eat moon cake in that day.The mid-autumn festival is a traditional festival in China.Mooncakes are to mid-autumn festival what mince pies to christmas.The seasonal round cakes traditionaly have a sweet feeling of lotus seed past or red bean paste and often have one or more salted duck eggs in the center to represent the moon.And the moon is what this celebration is all about .Mid-autumn festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.It is the time when the moon is said to be at its brightest and fullest.This year the festival falls on Sep.14th.
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• China
12 Sep 08
handshake! i come from china too!
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Ya most of people who celebrate it that response here are from China. I believe China would have a lot more variety of moon cake compare to my country. I do agree the moon is the brightest and fullest during that time. Anyway thanks for the response and happy mylotting!!!!
• China
12 Sep 08
thanks you too! i hope you will have a happy mid-autumn day!
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
no, we dont generally celebrate that occasion , though we know when it's nearing because we see moon cakes in the department stores being displayed. we have filipino- chinese communities in our country, i am from the philippines but a lot of chinese or half chinese settle and have their businesses in the country
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Ya i knew it from other respondents from Philippines. Its sad to hear that anyway thanks for the response and happy mylotting!!!
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
yep.. it's quite sad that we are not able to experience celebrating such wonderful occasion here.. we have other celebrations in our country though, big celebrations we call fiestas here.. we also consider christmas and new years big events!!
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Hehe how you enjoy those festival..
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
12 Sep 08
I do, at least where eating mooncakes is concerned..LOL. In fact, my household has already feasted on 2 boxes of mooncakes already in the past 3 weeks, and I am still longing for more. The mooncake festival is celebrated widely here in Singapore. In my condominium estate here, there will be celebrations on the day itself 14th September, which is this Sunday. There will be the distribution of mooncakes and pomeloes, lantern parade, fancy dress competition and a variety show. It should be a fun get-together for the folks here, especially the many foreigners who live here. They can learn to appreciate some of the local traditions such as the mooncake festival. Have fun celebrating, snpyvin.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Wow that was cool. You get free distribution of moon cakes and pomeloes???? we do have lantern making competition here compare to your fancy dress competition hehe.. Variety showed by the comedies in Singapore?? Jack Neo?? Hope you have fun celebrating it too you sound exciting lols. happy mylotting!!!!
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
13 Sep 08
Unfortunately, no Jack Neo, nor Moses Lim, Henry Thia or Mark Lee. Performances are usually put up by the residents. The mooncakes and pomeloes are not exactly free, cos they come from residents' regular contribution to the management fund.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Owh that was sad. Its their performance nice?? So its still your own money that buy it just that they help you buy it hehe.. Hope you happy celebrate it.
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I dont know mooncake festival and we are not celebrating that.. Most of festivals here in pour country is about patron saints because we are a catholic country.. (Anyweiz, I am not a catholic, I am a christian)... May I asked you a question, Can you please tell something about that mooncake festi? Do you ate cake during the entire celebration.. invite me on the next festival ok? So I will now,, (jowk), lol.. Anyweiz, hope to hear from you! Keep rockin' keep mylotting!
@Eileen01 (227)
• China
12 Sep 08
There are many intrduction about Mid-Autumn Festival on Internet and you can search them by search tools.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Thanks i will try to search about it eileen.
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Oh, I see. That is a nice fest! Aniweiz, we are celebrating christmas which is the time for the whole family to be together... We have a dirrerent approach of christmas here because the celebration starts from sept to december and it is the time where the whole family reunites. But anyweiz, Thanks for the information... I appreciate it mi amigo. Maligayang araw sa iyo! (Have a nice day!)
@mlst88 (3)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Kinnichihwa! We do celebrate in Tokyo, Japan but not so popular like China do and i think a lot of country where chinese are living in Chinatown they also celebrate this Mooncake Festival. Mnnnn i like to eat mooncake so tasty and sweet like a moon hehe...! Arigatou Gozaimasu, Yama
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 08
Hi you are the first ever Japanese i had that response to my discussion. Arigatou Gozaimasu to you mean thanks right??? hehe good to hear that japan celebrate it too. I think most of the country that celebrate this festival wouldn't not be as big and grand like China as most citizen in China are Chinese. Happy mylotting!!!
• Malaysia
14 Sep 08
Yes, Arigatou mean Thank you. Ever been to Japan? There are very nice country to visit. I have been to your country Malaysia. Looks fantastic and a lot variety custom. Happy Mooncake Festival. Sayonara,Yama
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 08
Too bad i haven been to Japan. It will be in my list for the places that I wanna travel.
• United States
12 Sep 08
We have fairs and festivals in certain places, but I have never heard of a moon cake festival.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
By the way which country are you from?? You have never heard of it maybe because mainly most Chinese community celebrates it only. And its one of the grand festival in China.
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• United States
12 Sep 08
I am American. I am from the United States of America. We have fairs here, festivals that cater to certain things, and fiestas (fiestas are mostly in the southwest of the United States). We have different celebrations for different things in just depends on what part of the country you live in. I love fairs and fiestas. Fairs because of all of the different farm animals that can be seen at the fairs, and fiestas because of all of the food, I love Mexican food.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
ok thanks for that.. Happy mylotting!!!!!!
@rsa101 (18649)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
In here it is not a major celebration but in the Chinese community in my country they do celebrate on their own. My son who is attending in a chinese school is celebrating their festival today in their own school. My wife is also teaching in that school and I am pretty sure there will be plenty of these cakes at home later.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Hi.. which country are you from?? Hope you like those moon cake though since you wasn't celebrating together with them. Maybe you can visit China one day and see how they celebrate it. it would be amazing. Thanks for responding here and happy mylotting!!!
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@rsa101 (18649)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I am from Philippines, although there are a lot of Chinese in here their celebration of this festival is very limited to their community and is not a very well known outside their community.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Maybe they don't practice this kind of celebration in your country i also don't know why or maybe its hard to get a moon cake over your country.Hope other respondents from Philippines that response here can help you out.
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
well, i'm chinese, but i live in the philippines, and yes we celebrate it, though i guess only in our community. i go to a chinese church so last night (since usually we have gatherings on fridays) we had our church mid-autumn festival celebration. we played the "bo bing" game with dice and we won lots of stuff lol no major prizes though but i won this almond leche flan which i don't really like, but it was nice heheheh
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
14 Sep 08
Since like you enjoy the celebration over there. Hope that you win the prize you wan next time lols.Happy mylotting!!!!!!!!
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
heheh i hope to win a whole pizza or mooncake next year lol happy mylotting!
• Philippines
14 Sep 08
heya! well, not all from my country celebrates tiong chiu tsue unlike those from the mainland or in countries where there's a large concentration of the chinese population. here in the philippines, we have a relatively small population of filipino-chinese who still practice the tradition. the good thing about it is that a lot of non-chinese filipinos enjoy eating mooncake just as other practicing chinese do :D also, the fun game of pua tiong chiu involves not only the chinese here :) it's a fun luck game to which anyone can partake in. we're going to have the game in a bit :)
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 08
Its good to hear that you do enjoy the festival alot. Hope thats goes the same in future celebrate. thanks for response over here and happy mylotting!!!!!!!!
@tparring (108)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I never even heard of a mooncake festival? It sounds interesting though. United States
• United States
12 Sep 08
I am a Japanese-American living in the United States. Never have celebrated mooncake festival. I've seen them seeling mooncakes at local asian markets, but never had one. What's in it and what does it take like?
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Hi. Maybe there wasn't much Chinese community in your country so they don't celebrate it. The moon cakes have red bean inside with a duck egg in the middle which represent the moon. Nowadays they have been alot of different moon cake sold out there and the shape of moon cake have change to. I ever saw a pig moon cakes and a fish moon cake. They even have colorful moon cake. I guarantee you that its worth to try the moon cake. Do try some ok??? As you might like it after you ate one compare to some other country they don't even have moon cakes.Happy mylotting!!!!!!
@fangqin (142)
• China
12 Sep 08
hi snpyvin!i am from china.in my country,mid-autumn festival is an important festival.we often spend this day with our friends or relatives.wo also eat mooncake and admire the full in the night.the mooncake is so delicious that i want to eat one at once.by the way,the day after tomorrow(ie.14st september) is also the mid-autumn-day of china.wish you a happy mid-autumn -day
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Talking about mid-autumn day is it same as moon cake festival??? or it was otehr festival??? Hope you enjoy the day and get to eat your delicious moon cakes. Wish you happy moon cake festival and happy mylotting!!!!!!!
• China
12 Sep 08
of course we do! because i come from china ,there are many festival in our country, such as New Year ,mooncake festival and so on .the mooncake festival will coming at once,then almost each person will ask for a leave and go their own home ,watching the moon with their family in this day.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Hi i thought there suppose to be a holiday on moon cake festival?? Still have to ask for leave for this grand festival in China lols?Thanks for responding and happy moon cake festival.
@monkeysay (228)
• Singapore
12 Sep 08
I'm from Singapore, which is just beside Malaysia for the uninitiated! Here we do about the same, eating mooncakes and chatting with family and friends. Most of us don't drink tea however, unless the family is very traditional. However I heard that in Taiwan, they will organize barbecues. It has become a tradition in recent years especially. Just my 2 cents.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Hehe.. i don't know about the barbecues thing in Taiwan. Hope the other response can help you with this lols. Thanks for responding and happy mylotting!!!!!!!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
12 Sep 08
No, I am very unsure of this celebration. This does not sound at all familiar to me at all. Not unless there are others whom celebrates this. I believe that this is a fun and exciting type of festival.. It is fun to be deprived from another country and experience many wonderful, fun and exciting things..
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
It really was a fun and exciting and i would also call it amazing festival. too bad to hear that you are not familiar to this festival at all. By the way which country are you from??
• China
12 Sep 08
Hi,snpyvin.My name is xiayong.I come from China,so we celebrate mooncake festival every year.On that day,you can eat palatable mooncakes with you family members. As for a kid, he or she can get lanterns.But in my memory,my parents did't have enough money to buy lanters for me and my sisiter when I was young.But we are clever,we made lanters by ourselves.Though they were not so beautiful,they are precious than the bought ones.Definitely,according to tradition,we can eat mooncakes and see the moon together at the same time.But atually,we eat mooncakes without seeing the beautiful moon.May be it's a pity,but we are busy with our lives and we have no time to do something pleasure.So that's my point of view.
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 08
Hi Xiayong. Look like you have a great childhood memory with your sister. How much is one lantern cost at China?? At my country lantern at very cheap and we can get it in many places. We also have the modern lantern that is use battery one. Maybe you could do some time management so that you was ever to do something pleasure and release the stress of life. Hpe you have a nice day and happy mylotting!!!
@rowe0525 (677)
• China
12 Sep 08
yeah i am chinaa `````mid-autumn festival is an important festivau in my country now this festival ia around the corner r u chinese???or do you like china
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Ya i am Chinese. I have been to Beijing ,China before i do like China. I have been to the great wall of China too. Happy moon cake festival to you and hope you enjoy the day.. Happy mylotting!!!
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
Hello, we celebrate this all the time. This year we already finished celebrating. I don't know why we did it earlier. But it's no big deal. We had some catered food and played the dice game. I didn't win much though. The best part about mooncake festival is the mooncake pastries!! I love the ones with egg inside. I used to not like the egg because it looked gross but now I love it!
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
Hi i was shocked to heard that you do celebrate it earlier. Which country are you from?? Normally in my country we do celebrate exactly the date of the festival as the moon on that day is at it fullest and brightest. I do agree with the part about the mooncake pastries i love them too. We even have alot of choice over here. thanks for responding and happy mylotting!!!
• China
12 Sep 08
Yes we do. I'm from China and Mid-autumn festival is really a grand festival in a year. On this day, relatives from all around the country will take the chance to go home and celebrate the reunionship. From this year on, we will have the vacation with salary in mid0antumn day. That's really great! So, enjoy your day in festival!
@snpyvin (1518)
• Malaysia
12 Sep 08
I am happy for you too to get to have vacation hope that you have a great vacation and enjoy the festival. Its kinda sad that some country don't celebrate it even there are Chinese community in it. Hope that one day they get to experience and celebrate it themselves.