Wed, September 22, 2010

Mid-Autumn Festival 2010

Local residents celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Local communities in Chaoyang District of Beijing invited a total of 100 families Tuesday to a party to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival that falls on Wednesday. Full story


About Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, usually in October in Gregorian calendar.


What do you like most about the Mid-Autumn Festival?
Eating mooncakes
Family reunion
Three-day holiday


Traditional family reunion festival, now time for travel

2010-09-22 08:50:54 GMT Xinhua English JINAN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- For centuries, the Mid-Autumn festival has been a time of family reunions for the Chinese, but it is now becoming a new time for getaways from homes.

Mid-Autumn Festival in mudslide-hit China region

2010-09-22 08:47:33 GMT Xinhua English ZHOUQU, Gansu, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- How to celebrate a family reunion festival after one's loved ones died in a disaster? On the first Mid-Autumn Festival after the deadly mudslide in northwest China's Gansu Province, many struggle to get by.

Overseas teachers, students make mooncakes in Shandong

2010-09-22 01:48:20 GMT Xinhua English Overseas teachers and students make mooncakes in Shandong Vocational College of Science & Technology in Weifang, east China's Shandong Province on Sept. 21, 2010, one day ahead of China's Mid-autumn festival this year.

Local residents celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

2010-09-22 01:45:47 GMT Xinhua English A girl with her mother participate a party on the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chaoyang District of Beijing, Sept. 21, 2010. Local communities in Chaoyang District of Beijing invited a total of 100 families Tuesday to a party to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival that falls on Wednesday. The family members include international guests, workers, disabled persons and so on. Traditionally, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for people to enjoy the family reunion.

Handmade moon cakes in Pingyao, China's Shanxi

2010-09-20 12:01:41 GMT Xinhua English People make traditional moon cakes in the ancient city of Pingyao, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 19, 2010.

Talk: Discovering Mooncakes

2010-09-17 09:04:12 GMT City Weekend There's much more to mooncakes than meets the eye (or taste bud). This presentation by mooncake-salesgirl-turned-City-Weekend-dining-editor is a fun introduction to the history and cultural meaning behind mooncakes in modern Beijing, based on research conducted for an MA dissertation at London's School of Oriental and African Studies. You'll also have a chance to sample some of the tastiest mooncakes available. After the talk, we will have the mooncakes workshop under chef’s guidance.

Traditional activities to celebrate a different Mid-autumn Festival

2010-09-16 06:48:25 GMT Global Times The Mid-autumn Festival not only means that families stay up late, eat moon cakes and admire the full moon, but many outdoor activities are arranged especially for the event. The activities are usually related to some unique folk culture and beautiful legends.

Challenges of gifting mooncakes

2010-09-13 02:52:49 GMT City Weekend Yesterday, I bought my first ever box of mooncakes. Despite having worked in mooncake sales for several months in 2007, I have never actually given away a box of the pastries. But when I learned that my elderly, and very nice, landlord, would be stopping by today, I felt it was finally the time to participate in Mid-Autumn Festival gift giving.

North, South, West and East, there is a way to spend the autumn

2010-09-21 00:49:59 GMT Global Times BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- China presents quite different views in its northern part and southern part during the "Golden Week" of the National Day. The astounding views and various customs can be seen everywhere.

Beijing traffic seizes up under rising pressure

2010-09-20 10:13:31 GMT China Daily Roads struggle to absorb extra demand in run-up to holidays

Moon Festival, National Day & your car

2010-09-10 09:31:48 GMT City Weekend Not a whole load of us have a car we drive by ourselves (some of us do it chauffeured), so this post is (obviously) finding a niche — like your Beijingologist — who gets to places on his own, by car. (Driving in a city which is chronically jammed requires out-of-the-ordinary skills — like knowledge of side streets and stuff...)

Hangzhou highlights for Moon Festival

2010-09-08 10:23:17 GMT City Weekend The best tea in China