Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Moon Festival 2012

Sunday was the Moon Festival. Since it was on a Sunday, Monday was a public holiday. This made it the perfect day to have a party. Since we still have the big house, we threw a big party. There were celebrations all over the city, but the big house is a great place to have a party.

The Moon Festival is all about red lanterns, moon cakes and barbecue. Some of our Chinese friends brought a few red lanterns and a lot of moon cakes. Kevin & a few other foreigners were responsible for the barbecue. We didn’t do it the Chinese way. I like Chinese food, but our style of barbecue is much better.

Moon cakes seem to mean a million different things to a million different people. They don’t mean anything to me since it’s not my culture. They’re basically tiny cakes or filled cookies, depending how you look at it and how they’re made. They come in a huge variety of styles and flavors. Most of the moon cakes we had at the party were store bought. Some were homemade. The homemade ones were much better.

I don’t really understand the red lanterns, but they look nice and when they were all lit up and sent into the sky it looked pretty impressive. I don’t know whose job it is to clean up all the red lanterns when they make their way back down, but I bet they’re pretty busy right about now.

They probably had fireworks at Victoria Harbour, but you can’t see it from the house. I think our view was better anyway. We got to watch our red lanterns and some others from other people floating away over the ocean.

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