• ‘Tis the Mid-Autumn Moon festival again

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     The mooncake symbolizes longevity and harmony

    The mooncake symbolizes longevity and harmony

    Let us join our Filipino-Chinese countrymen in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

    Indeed the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival has become an occasion for family reunions all over the world. During this time of year, mooncakes, traditional Chinese pastries, have become the gift of choice as a symbol of thanksgiving.

    In the metro, Mandarin Oriental, Manila has become a hub for this traditional Chinese celebration, what with its authentic activities, which begins with the abundance of homemade mooncakes, which symbolizes longevity and harmony.

    This year, executive Chinese chef Hann Furn Chen will brings out some 16 variants of the delicacy, which are available in traditional Oven-Baked and contemporary Snow Skin flavors at the Hotel’s MO Lounge and Rockwell Center’s Powerplant Mall.

    Capping the month-long celebration is the “Sheung Yeung” night (welcoming the moon) on September 18 featuring auspicious rituals by renowned geomancer Master Joseph Chau, a Lauriat dinner at the hotel’s Tin Hau, and an entertaining game of Pua Tiong Chiu.

    For more information, call 0917-8353663 or 750-8888 ext 2633.

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