The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Chinese Moon Festival, falls on the 15th day of August on the lunar calendar. It's the second most important traditional festival in China and listed as a public holiday. During the holiday, people stay together with loved ones to celebrate the harvest and have joyful reunions under the moonlight. Mooncakes, the traditional Chinese pastries representing auspicious meaning of family unity, remain very popular and gifted among friends and families long before Mid-Autumn Festival.
As Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 is drawing near, there's an activity of moon cake DIY held at Kinglumi on 27th, September. Kinglumi employees actively participated in this interesting and meaningful activity under the step-by-step guide of professional bakers. The basic ingredients of moon cakes making- which 's prepared earlier by our chefs- include cooked sticky rice dough and a variety of sweet fillings such as lotus seed and red bean. For moon cakes making, a special mould kit is used to help shape edible sticky dough into a round ball, which needs to be carried out carefully to ensure the wholeness of moon cakes.
After being finished, the hand-crafted moon cakes were packed in beautiful gift boxes and then distributed to employees. No matter they are eaten by employees themselves or gifted to friends, the moon cakes made on our own should taste unique. What's more important is such activity provides an opportunity for employees to slow down and enjoy the joys of interaction with each other during moon cake making process.