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Middle-Autumn Festival Customs: Eating Moon Cakes

(CNTV)

09:18, October 21, 2011

Eating moon cakes while watching the full moon is a centralpart of the mid-autumn festival throughout China, and is a symbol of familyunity. At the very beginning, the moon cakes were served as a sacrifice to the Moon. The words mooncake first appeared in the Southern Song Dynasty, even though, atthat time, the moon cakes were not round.

Nowadays, moon cakes are given aspresents to loved ones and it represent people's wishes to be together duringthe mid-autumn festival.

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