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Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

2017-October-3       Source: Xinhuanet.com

Mooncakes are making the headlines as this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival approaches. The perfectly round mooncakes resemble the full moon and are symbols of unity.

Editor's Note: Mooncakes are making the headlines as this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival approaches. The perfectly round mooncakes resemble the full moon and are symbols of unity. They are normally sweet, but the stuffing and making of such "Chinese pies" can vary greatly in different parts of China. Let’s take a look at these mooncakes.

Anhui style mooncakes

Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2017 shows Anhui style mooncakes in Xiuning County of Huangshan, east China's Anhui Province. The 68-year-old Cheng Guisheng has learned making a kind of special mooncakes with traditional Anhui characteristics when he was young. The stuffing of the mooncakes is mixed pickled edible wild herbs with lard oil and sugar. This kind of mooncakes are traditional cakes for people in the ancient Huizhou area when Mid-autumn Festival is coming around. (Xinhua/Shi Yalei)

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Editor: Monica Liu

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