Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Autumn Colours

On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Mid Autumn Festival (Rằm Trung Thu) occurs which is a very big event for buddhists and children.

Vietnamese people buy lots of lanterns for children lit with candles. Older people like to go to the Pagoda to pray for better health, luck and success in their business. This is a good time for wandering around to see kids playing traditional games and having fun. People also buy lots of Moon Cakes which have two kinds. One of them is yellow and made from wheat flour, sugar syrup on the cover. Lotus seeds, sugar-preserved pumpkin, sesame seeds, chinese sausage and egg yolk are in the middle of the cake. Another kind is white, the cover made from glutinous rice flour and the centre made from green bean, ground lotus seeds, young green rice and egg yolk. There are other vegetarian cakes too, which are without egg and Chinese sausage.

You can't buy these cakes on other occasions because this is really special. They cost from 10,000Vnd up to 70,000Vnd. Đng Khánh and Kinh Đô brands are the best choices.

4 comments:

Tuan said...

hmm...look good, unfortunately i am oversea and can't really taste the Tet Trung Thu.

Godknows said...

Hi Tuan,
Don't they have any Mid Autumn Festival where you live?

Anonymous said...

Hi you,
I'm very glad to be friend with you. I'm a staff in Ho Chi Minh City. Today, when I look through internet to find out something about Mid - Autunm Festival in Viet Nam I meet your blog.
Thank you for your blog, it's make me feel homesick too much, I really tired in my work, I need a peaceful ambient at home, at my hometown with my family.

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