Although this year not all of my relatives came down to Georgia to celebrate Christmas with my immediate family members, some nearby relatives were at my house celebrating Christmas Eve with us.
Each year, my family and I celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (i.e., Moon Festival). It’s one of the Vietnamese holidays/traditions that Vietnamese Americans celebrate each year. Strangely, Chinese Americans and Chinese do celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival on the same day as us. According to Vietnamese and Chinese calendars, Mid-Autumn Festival of 2012 will occur on the 15th of August. OK, you probably get confused by now since American calendar is already September, right? That’s right, because Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese use the same calendar, but this calendar is not the same as American calendar. So, to translate the Mid-Autumn Festival date of the year 2012 to American date, it would be on the 30th of September (2012). Anyhow, as the Mid-Autumn Festival is looming nearer, in the spirit of it all, I took few snapshots of Lotus Seed Moon Cakes with Sony DSC-TX10, and then I used Lightroom 4 to retouch these snapshots. Check out the Lotus Seed Moon Cakes photos right after the break. Enjoy!!!
- Mid Autumn Festival (中秋節) (brushespapers.wordpress.com)
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- Mooncakes, Mooncake Coupons, and Compliance in China (fcpablog.com)
- Moon Festival Sept 29 (cafammaine.org)
- Moon Cake Festival (gcpterminal21.wordpress.com)
- Hunan protesters object to Moon Festival crab craze (wantchinatimes.com)