Here’s the back story. The Mid-Autumn Festival honors Chang’e, the moon goddess of immortality, and provides a moment to relax after the busy harvest. The full moon symbolizes unity and offerings are made in the hopes for long life, reunion with distant relatives and new romance.
The simplest way to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival is to visit with family under the moonlight.
Traditionally, auspicious round foods like mooncakes, watermelon, taro and pomelos were offered to Chang’e on an outdoor altar. Today, it’s more common to chat with family or play mahjong while eating and discussing work, children and future plans.
Drink osmanthus-flavored wine.
Enjoying sweet-smelling osmanthus wine during the harvest season when its flowers are in full bloom symbolizes family unity and a happy life. You can find osmanthus wine at your local Chinese grocer.
It’s also fun to make colorful paper lanterns with your kids.
While the days of village lantern parades may be past, children still enjoy brightly-lit lanterns shaped like rabbits, fish and fruit to delight Chang’e. Let’s all agree to stay away from plastic, store-bought models.
Taking a moment to toast the sweetness of life in the waning days of summer is a tradition known around the world. When the Mid-Autumn Festival arrives, be sure to find the time to sit with family under the full moon and give thanks for the simple pleasures in your world.
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Le Duy Hotel nestled close to the heart of Saigon, and has been consistently rated one of the best city’s gems. With an experienced and dynamic team, we aim to capture the essence of our culture and simplify them into routines and moments to remember. We passionately hope that the richness of the Vietnamese culture and our unique lifestyle are things that every guest should experience wholeheartedly.
Our hotel in Saigon consists of 20 spacious suites. From furniture to fittings, every one of our suites combines the finest local character with an edgy twist, designed specifically to be as cozy as possible.
At Le Duy Hotel, exceeding your expectations is one of our top priority. We would be delighted to host you on top of your journey to have an adventure in the true Vietnam.
Le Duy Hotel
Address: 18-20 Nguyen Thi Nghia , District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone: (84-28) 3925 2090