Mooncakes, magic, and the Jade Rabbit on the moon! Explore the customs and traditions behind this special harvest festival from the comfort of your home.
Mooncakes and more— it’s time again for the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! What stories did the moon star in this year? Attendees found out as we read Mooncakes and shared a retelling of the legend of Chang’E and Hou Yi to celebrate. We zoomed to the moon with some storytime songs before finishing up with a jade rabbit moon viewer craft.
The harvest moon symbolizes family reunion and coming together. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, families picnic together under the moonlight and gaze at the beautiful full moon.
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Will you watch the full moon (赏月) this Mid-Autumn Festival? If so, you might see the outline of the mythical Jade Rabbit!
Sharing mooncakes with friends and family is a beloved Mid-Autumn tradition.
WATCH: Join pastry chef Rebecca Li (@rebeshouse) as she walks us through the multi-layer process of making mooncakes. Discover the ingredients inside mooncakes and the tools used to make them. Click here to watch!
Rebecca Li was born and raised in New York City. She is the Chef and owner of “Rebe’s House,” specializing in custom celebration cakes and petit fours. As a second generation Asian American, she’s found a lot of multicultural inspiration both at home and in the melting pot that is New York City. You can check out some of her work on Instagram @rebeshouse!
Mooncakes are a favorite Mid-Autumn Festival treat, but they’re not the only food that’s part of the celebration!