AIEP Students Receive Moon Cakes
October 4, 2017
MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS
This year the Mid-Autumn Festival took place on October 4th. The Mid-Autumn festival is the second most important festival in China (after Chinese New Year). The Mid-Autumn festival signifies family reunion and peace. It can also be known as “the moon festival” because the festival is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest.
A staple food during the celebration is Mooncakes. The round shapes of the mooncakes signify completeness and togetherness. They are eaten with family and friends to express love and best wishes. Some traditional fillings could be red bean paste, lotus seed paste, fruits and vegetables, and green tea.
AIEP Student/Local Coordinators were very busy delivering mooncakes to all of our students. Delivering mooncakes to students is something we do annually to give our students a little “piece of home”.