Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular festival is East and Southeast Asia. Different place has different ways to celebrate. Let’s see how Taiwanese do for Mid-Autumn Festival.
1.Eating with friends or family
Traditionally, the way Taiwanese celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival is to eat with family at this special day. But nowadays, young generation prefer to celebrate with their friends.
2.Having BBQ instead of eating in a restaurant
Most of our traditional festivals we choice either to eat at home or in a restaurant. But for celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival, we Taiwanese like to have BBQ outside.
You may see a lot of people have their BBQ in the park, in front of their house, or any place that they can do it during Mid-Autumn Festival season. This is a kind of new “tradition” in Taiwan.
However, because of COVID-19, this year we can’t really have BBQ as before.
3.moon cake and yolk pastry are both popular
In Taiwan, we eat many kinds of pastry as moon cake, not only the popular-known type.
First, the popular-known type we call it as “廣式月餅/Guǎng shì yuèbǐng”, which means Cantonese-style moon cakes.
Second is yolk pastry, 蛋黃酥/Dànhuáng sū. Taiwanese now love this more than the Cantonese-style moon cakes.
The third one we call it mung bean pastry (綠豆椪/ Lǜdòu pèng). This is kind of pastry is a traditional local style Mid-Autumn Festival food.
4.Pomelo is a must-eat fruit
There is a must-eat fruit in Taiwan at Mid-Autumn Festival. That fruit is pomelo. After eating pomelo, we will use the peel to make a hat and put on our head. It is just for fun.
5.Greeting words Finally is the greeting words.
In Mid-Autumn Festival, we will say” 中秋節快樂/Zhōngqiū jié kuàilè”,which means happy Mid-Autumn Festival, to each other. Now, let’s 中秋節快樂 to each other!!
Here you can read about 10 need-to-know Mandarin Chinese sentences in Taiwan
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