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Mid-Autum Festival

Tết Trung Thu, otherwise known as the Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival, is a traditional Vietnamese harvest festival that is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month, following the lunar calendar. What this means in terms of the Gregorian calendar is that the festival falls anywhere between September and October. The date is always marked by a full moon, which will be September 19th this year. We don’t do much to celebrate it here, other than to purchase and share mooncakes with one another. My aunt, who is an excellent cook, made homemade cakes and mailed them to my parents. They sure were tasty!

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Now here is a blast from the past…

Here I am in 1985, at age 3, celebrating the Moon Festival at our refugee camp in Galang Island, Indonesia.

Here I am in 1985, age 3, celebrating the Moon Festival at our refugee camp in Galang Island, Indonesia.

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19 Comments

  1. Friend of the cute one up there says

    I love the post. Great shots! Can I have some? You’re so cute. There is a nice touch of old and new, past and present….

  2. Carmencita Tachera says

    We have something similar (wrapped cake) in the Filipino culture. It is called “hopia” and filled with sweet mung beans. Is the Vietnamese mooncake stuffed?

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