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Why do we celebrate Trung Thu?
Tet Trung Thu follows the harvest in the eighth lunar month, falling usually during September or October, and is associated with the ascendancy of the moon over the sun in winter, the bounty of life, and prayers for the return of the sun’s warmth and light.
What do you eat on Tet Trung Thu?
On Trung Thu day, adults in family will prepare a table covered with candies, biscuits, fruits, peanuts and put in front of their house. Children, with their lantern in hand, participate in a parade along the streets. This tradition has the meaning of showing Cuội the way get back home on Earth.
What is Tet and Tet Trung?
According to Vietnamese culture, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as Tet Trung Thu in Vietnamese, is the most important holiday after Tet (the Vietnamese New Year). Tet Trung Thu usually takes place on the 15th day of the 8th in lunar calendar. Mid-Autumn is the day when the moon is at its brightest in a year.
What country celebrates Trung Thu?
Every year on the 15th of the eighth month in the Lunar Calendar, people in Vietnam celebrate Tết Trung Thu, or the Full Moon Festival. Like many other countries that fell under Chinese occupation or influence, Vietnam has been celebrating this tradition for thousands of years.
Why are mooncakes so expensive?
Since mooncakes are usually bought as gifts. You’ll also notice that over the years, most of them are being sold in more and more fancy boxes with colourful and sometimes really extravagant packaging. The problem with this is that the production costs will be higher.
What do mooncakes symbolize?
Mooncakes Symbolize Family Reunion In Chinese culture, roundness symbolizes completeness and togetherness. A full moon symbolizes prosperity and reunion for the whole family. Round mooncakes complement the harvest moon in the night sky at the Mid-Autumn Festival. The mooncake is not just a food.
What does Tet Trung Thu mean in English?
Tet Trung Thu is a harvest festival much like other harvest festivals celebrated throughout Asia. It is held in the eighth lunar month and honors the Moon, which is at its brightest at this time of the year.
How is Tet Trung Thu celebrated?
During Tết Trung Thu, children parade on the streets, while singing and carrying colorful lanterns of different sizes. Some of the popular shapes include fish, stars, and butterflies. Dances, including dragon dancing are also part of the tradition of Tet Trung Thu.
What’s inside a mooncake?
Traditional mooncakes feature base fillings of red lotus paste, white lotus paste or red bean paste, with 0-4 salted duck egg yolks embedded within. Variations include adding other ingredients such as macadamia nuts, osmanthus, orange peel and melon seeds.
What do Chinese people eat during Mid-Autumn Festival?
The most popular Mid-Autumn Festival foods include mooncakes, pumpkin, river snails, taro, wine fermented with osmanthus flowers, duck and hairy crabs.
Are mooncakes healthy?
“Mooncakes are typically considered as unhealthy because of the high calorie, sugar and fat content,” she said. The fats in nuts are of unsaturated type, a better type of fat than saturated fat. Mooncakes with salted egg yolk contain more sodium.
Do mooncakes need to be refrigerated?
Traditional mooncakes that are not in sealed packaging should be stored in an airtight container and kept in a cool and dry place. Snowskin mooncakes should be stored in refrigerated conditions as soon as possible after purchase. Do not refreeze mooncakes after they have been thawed.