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Chinee like me: Moon Festival 2017

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For the first time since I’ve been blogging, I’m writing about the moon festival well ahead of time. Maybe I’m early, because the moon festival is late this year!

The Chinese moon festival — or mid-autumn festival, as many also call it — celebrates the full harvest moon. Part of the tradition for Chinese people is to buy moon cakes to give as gifts to family and business associates. The round shape symbolizes completeness and unity, and is a popular symbol for families.

You can get your moon cakes now and start the festivities early, but the actual harvest moon is fullest

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