Mid-Autumn Festival

Today is the mid-autumn festival (aka moon cake festival). This is the day in the Chinese calendar when the children light their lanterns, and walk around the streets, and for families to share moon cakes. We had our own little lantern festival in our back garden.

Anyway, here are some of the images from tonight.

Mini mooncakes
Mini moon cakes

Moon cakes usually have a thin pastry outer skin, surrounding a sweet dense filling, in this case it is lotus paste.

Candles which were lit on the garden table
Candles which were lit on the garden table
Hello Kitty lantern
Hello Kitty lantern
Fish lantern
Fish lantern

The lanterns come in various shapes and sizes, and mainly appeal to the children, as you can see from many of the designs.

Chinese word for blessing
Chinese word for blessing
Moon in the distance
Moon in the distance
Minion lantern from Despicable Me 2
Minion lantern from Despicable Me 2
Full moon
Full moon

What moon cake festival would be complete without a picture of the full moon. This was taken with the Olympus E-PL5, Skywatcher ED80 telescope and Baader Moon glow filter.

Boon