Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival Report - 2013

On the 14th of September 2013, the Southeast Asian Arts & Culture Coalition held its 3rd Annual Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival at the Tenderloin Recreation Center. The coalition comprises of a number of Bay Area organizations and its leaders representing the Burmese, Cambodian, Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese community.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival 2013

This holiday also has a huge emphasis on children. Because the summer’s harvest consisted of long hours of labor in the rice fields, it was thought that the festival helped many parents spend more time with their children and loved ones. In terms of food served at the festival, mooncakes have a cultural significance during this holiday. In ancient folklore, many believe that mooncakes were used to conceal secret messages during wartime. Mooncakes have a distinct flavor, and is made up of mainly egg yolk, lotus seeds, and ground beans.