Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival, is a popular harvest festival celebrated by people in China and some other Asian countries. It is the second grandest festival in China after Chinese New Year and a time when families come together to appreciate the full moon and eat mooncakes during the festival.
A gourmet tasting party was held to celebrate the festival at the Guangdong Cultural Center in Guangzhou on September 19, with two more experiencing programs coming over the next two days.
The gourmet tasting party gathered special foods and drinks presented by 30 intangible cultural heritage units from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhaoqing and Chaozhou. Residents got to taste mooncakes, other cakes and pastries, snacks, and Kung Fu tea at the party.
In addition, people also gained a hands-on experience of movable-type printing and traditional pitch-pot, and enjoyed beautiful guqin (Chinese zither) performances. Attendees in hanfu, a type of traditional garment of the Han ethnic group, were also a beautiful sight to behold at the party.
If you also want to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival like a local, come to the Guangdong Cultural Center (Add.: No. 1229 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District, Guangzhou). An experience class on Hakka bamboo hats will be held on the morning of September 20, and Cantonese style cured meat on the morning of September 21. Don't miss out.
Author | Monica
Editor | Jerry