Taste the Moon!

It's that time of the year again when Chinese children carry lanterns and Chinese eat mooncakes! The Hungry Ghost Festival is over and here comes Mooncake festival or mid-autumn festival. Traditonally, some Chinese families will place an altar at the courtyard and offer prayers and goodies including mooncakes to the Moon Goddess on the fifteenth of the eight month of the lunar calendar when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. I suppose not many people do that now especially after Apollo 11 stepped on the moon but the tradition is kept alive by commercialism. In Malaysia, even before the Hungry Ghost Festival ends, mooncakes are already made and in shops, supermarkets and hypermarkets, one can easily buy lanterns and mooncakes. And mooncakes, selling at over RM5 and above depending on the ingredients used, do not come cheap!


Mooncake Festivals...

Buying mooncakes...


Mooncakes sold in supermarkets...


Mooncakes in boxes...


Lanterns sold in supermarkets...

Comments

Liudmila said…
Interesting is that you can make photos in supermarkets. I wanted to do it 2 times, but the guards forbot it to me. Even in the corridor of the commercial centers!
footiam said…
I wonder what these complexes are trying to hide!

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