Japan Japan has two moon festivals every year, following lunar calendar. Zyuyoga is associated with the traditional customs of "Otsukimi" (meaning watching the moon on the full moon day in autumn). For the people in the land of the rising sun, the festival is the time for them to honor the moon in the fall, the only time the moon is at its fullest. In the Otsukimi festival, the Japanese often make Dango, a type of rice dumplings (mochiko). It is quite similar to mochi and is served with tea. On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Japanese personally hand mix flour with water, pound it to create that structure-builder before proceeds to baking. Dango cake is presented with a Susuki grass vase during moon festivals. Also known as tail flower, susuki is a perennial tall grass that blossoms in the autumn. The moon watching ritual cannot be done without dango cake. Dango cake and susuki grass. Photo courtesy of Katorisi on Wikipedia The legend of Dango cake is traditionally … [Read more...] about Are moon festivals the same everywhere in Asia?
Autumn moon festival
Shapes and sizes: All of family affair: Nguyễn Trọng Thành’s family are involved in the business. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng HảiViet Nam News The Mid-Autumn Festival, or Full Moon Festival, falls on September 23 this year, and is a time for children to enjoy tasty treats and gifts from adults. It’s also a busy season for households that produce traditional lanterns in Phú Bình, District 11, Hồ Chí Minh City. Dozens of families in the area provide the domestic market with lanterns in various shapes and sizes, including carps, dragons, rabbits and stars. Nguyễn Trọng Thành’s family, with over 50 years of experience, has received 5,000 orders from big enterprises in Hà Nội, Hội An and HCM City this year, as well as overseas Vietnamese residing in the US and Canada. — VNS Scaled down: Nguyễn Trọng Thành with a dragon lantern. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng … [Read more...] about Lanterns set to shine over Mid-Autumn Festival
The Hanoitimes - The Sa Pa Autumn Festival is annually organized to attract tourists to Lao Cai province and Sa Pa. The Sa Pa district People's Committee officially kicked off the Sa Pa Autumn Festival 2018 on September 1 evening, with numerous interesting activities in the pipeline. Numerous cultural performances highlighted the cultural identity of ethnic people in Sapa district The festival offers many cultural and sporting activities which are special and attractive to tourists, such as northwest food festival, cloud festival, "Sa Pa - land and people" photo exhibition, street performances and re-expression of ethnic cultural activities, season day on Sa Pa terrain, the crossing mountain international marathon, the full moon festival and so on. At the opening ceremony of Sa Pa Autumn Festival 2018, the Lao Cai Folk Arts Union showed a special performance named "Yellow autumn in Sa Pa". The performance highlighted the cultural identity of Lao Cai and Sapa … [Read more...] about Sa Pa Autumn Festival 2018 waves tourists with numerous activities
Moon cake producers have unveiled many traditional and new varieties for this year’s Full Moon Festival. — VNS PhotoViet Nam News HCM CITY — With around a month to go for the Mid-Autumn festival, moon cake producers have unveiled many traditional and new varieties. Big names like ABC Bakery, Kinh Đô Mondelez, Đồng Khánh, Bibica, Thành Long, and Givral have started selling early this year. The Asia Bakery and Confectionery Pte.Ent, known as ABC Bakery, has begun the season by exporting 60,000 cakes to the US for distribution through supermarkets. At home it makes cakes for 22 five-star hotels and large bakeries with their names and logos, Kao Siêu Lực, the company’s general director, said. It would supply at least 2.5 million cakes (500 tonnes) for the Mid-Autumn Festival, including new varieties made with fillings like imported Singaporean barbecued meats, lotus and chia seeds and dried apricots, lotus seeds and … [Read more...] about Moon cake makers start sales early this year
Around the Country Hotels and restaurants launch mooncake collections for Mid-Autumn Festival By Minh Tuan Monday, Aug 13, 2018,17:07 (GMT+7) Hotels and restaurants launch mooncake collections for Mid-Autumn Festival By Minh Tuan Sheraton Saigon representatives cut the ribbon to launch their collection of handcrafted mooncakes - PHOTO: MINH TUAN HCMC - Many hotels and restaurants in Vietnam have launched their mooncake collections for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Full Moon Festival, the second biggest festival for Vietnamese family reunion after the traditional Lunar New Year. Mooncake is an indispensable delicacy of the Mid-Autumn Festival (falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, or September 24 this year). People enjoy mooncakes together with family or present mooncakes to relatives or friends to express love and best wishes. Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers In celebration of the … [Read more...] about Hotels and restaurants launch mooncake collections for Mid-Autumn Festival