The Early Shopping Tips for Mid-Autumn Festival
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What to Buy for Mid-Autumn Festival?
The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most significant traditional festival in China after the Chinese New Year. The festival is also referred to as the moon festival. This explains why the main activity during this time is gifting and eating mooncakes whose main ingredients are egg yolks. The tradition dates back 3,000years back to when China’s emperors worshipped the moon for a bountiful harvest.
This day is all about family and unity. It is to the Chinese what Thanksgiving is to the Americans. Relatives come together to watch the full moon which is a symbol of harmony. At outdoor celebrations, there are performances including the traditional Chinese dragon dances. Lunar months are generally marked by expressing gratitude and goodwill to those in your social circles.
Things to buy for Mid-Autumn Festival
So many people go shopping during this special holiday in the Chinese lunar calendar. Are you wondering what you should get for your parents, friends, or colleagues? Here are some suggestions:
The mooncake festival cannot go by without people feasting on some mooncakes. These are rich pastries typically filled with sweet-bean or lotus seed paste.
Usually, a box of mooncakes is enough as a gift especially if you can’t think of any other gift idea. Some of the recommended mooncake flavors include red bean paste, lotus seed paste, roast pork, five kernels, chocolate, and ice cream.
Tea is another classic must-have, especially because it’s a great accompaniment for the mooncakes. Since the mooncakes are often too sweet, a cup of tea eases the taste.
Again, the Chinese regard tea as a healthy drink that they serve to guests, not only during the Mid-Autumn Festival but all year round.
Autumn is a good time to eat hairy crabs which are regarded as a delicacy. So make sure that you include them in your Mid-Autumn Festival gift pack. Hairy crab has tender meat, high nutritional value, and is super delicious.
There’s a wide variety of fruits that are ripe in Autumn such as pears, grapes, grapefruits, pomegranates, etc. These carry a special meaning associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival. For example, eating the pear during this time means that your family will always be united.
These two are gifts that will always be appreciated because they’re common ingredients in their daily meals. Nowadays more and more people are seeking to lead a healthier lifestyle.
You can order organic rice and oil online and have them delivered to your friends or family.
Gift hampers that you should consider buying for family visits
Every year during the Mid-Autumn Festival, friends and family come together to spend quality time together and feast. During this time, they also exchange gifts to show their loved ones that they appreciate them.
In this section, we’ll make a list of some gift hampers that most Chinese shop for. If you don’t know what to get for your loved ones, here are a few hamper ideas:
Send this hamper to your friends and family to wish them happiness, good health, and luck. The fresh season fruits and moon cakes make it an ideal gift to share over the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Make it possible for your friends and family to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival in style by having us deliver the Delightful Fruit Hamper to them. They will surely love the fruit combo as a motivation to live healthier.
This award-winning luxury hamper has it all – literally!
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for families to come together and worship as they give thanks. When people gather at a family reunion, they not only share memorable meals but also exchange gifts. Friends and relatives gather to watch the moon on the 15th day of the 8th month, coinciding with harvest time in the middle of Autumn. The Chinese believe that the moon is at its brightest and full size.