Mid Autumn Festival in Korea is a time for thanksgiving and to enjoy the full moon. Friends and families get together to enjoy food, drink, and company.
This festival is also known as the Moon Festival because it falls on the 15th of the 8th lunar month when the moon is at its highest. The Mid-Autumn Festival is this year on October 4.
The festival was traditionally a time to thank God for a good harvest. Farmers would offer food and livestock sacrifices to pray for a good harvest.
The Mid-Autumn Festival has become a more social event that celebrates the harvest and the full moon. Friends and families get together to enjoy the company and share food and drinks.
Mid-Autumn Festival mooncakes are a must-have. These square or round cakes are filled with red bean paste, lotus seed paste, or other sweet fillings. They often contain a whole yolk in the middle, which symbolizes the full moon.
Mooncakes can be given as gifts to family members and friends, and they are also exchanged among businesses to build relationships.
You should try a Korean mooncake to visit Korea during the Mid-Autumn Festival.