Friday, 12 September 2008

Mid Autumn Festival

This weekend in China it is the celebration of the Mid Autumn Festival, with a public holiday on Monday September 15th. It is sometimes referred to as the Mooncake Festival as wonderful packages of moon cakes are given as gifts at this time of year.

Yesterday I was a speaker at the Shaoxing Government's function to celebrate the mid Autumn Festival at the Shaoxing International Hotel. Many guest spoke about the development of this city. There were many foreign guests as well as leaders from the Shaoxing community.
After the speaking we enjoyed a great luncheon banquet with fantastic food and Shaoxing Wine.
Afterwards the guests were presented with a package that contained an exquisite presentation of Mooncakes in a fantastic box. Too good to eat I think.
Today the foreign teachers were given a gift to celebrate this occasion. I gift voucher for mooncakes or other delicacies from one of the bakeries here in Shaoxing.

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