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!
Now here is a blast from the past…
I found this post very interesting. I did not know what the moon festival was.
Oh there’s plenty more to the festival, but I’m not one to explain in elaborate detail. I get distracted too easily. 😉
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….
Yep, mom gave me two to take home! I’m lucky to have these old photos. They are a treasure.
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?
Yes, also with sweet mung bean!
Perfections! (Cakes and photos). 🙂
And you are sooo cute in the old photo. Time flies soooo fast!
Wow you’re so cute,i can’t recognine you.Who made the “boat” for you.Happy Moon festival!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not sure who made the lantern, Chu Thinh! Will have to ask mom and dad. 🙂
Someone at the camp made those lanterns for the children, not us.
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What works of art! How beautiful!
Thanks, Kloe! 🙂
You are so cute, Patty. And the mooncakes are beautiful. 🙂
I wonder if my aunt will make more this year…😄
Where is she now? Do you live in the same area?
She lives two hours away. I got to see her yesterday and she sent us home with all kinds of homemade goodies!!
Oh! That’s great. When she makes, I am sure you’ll get your share. 🙂