Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar. This is the date that should have the fullest moon of the entire year, and the moon's roundedness signifies the importance of reunion with everyone's community. This year in 2016, the festival falls on the 15th of September on the Western Calendar.
We have some suggestions on how to celebrate this beautiful festival. It's a time for thanksgiving and gathering with our loved ones, and we hope you will be able to enjoy this holiday to the fullest.
How do we celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival?
Having grown up in Hong Kong, our founders' fondest childhood memories of the festival included a mix of traditional and homegrown modern celebrations. After a large family dinner, the kids would gather outside and light up some festive lanterns. The idea was to be outdoors in the night to marvel at the moon at its brightest and fullest.
Traditionally, Moon Festival lanterns were made of paper, sometimes over bamboo frames in all shapes and sizes, such as rabbits, star fruits, and other forms relevant to the festival. In modern times, the lanterns may also be made in plastic, illuminated by small lightbulbs instead of candles.
Perhaps these plastic versions are safer for the little ones, but they take away the most fun part of the evening – melting down candles and playing with the soft candle wax!
Let's mix it up
Since we at TRACE are all about mixing up the old and new, perhaps we could suggest enjoying some French macarons instead of the traditional mooncakes for your celebrations. There's also a new trend of "mooncarons" – mooncake flavored macarons that would still give you a seasonal taste without the heavy texture.
Also we've paired the delicious and colorful treats with a treat of our own – a flash sale for all jewelry pieces from our Half Moon collection. In this collection, the natural purple jade is polished to a gorgeous half moon shape, complemented by 14k rose gold settings.
With the collection of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, we can't imagine there's any better way to dress up for the festivities! The sale ends on Saturday, 17 September 2016, so let's get going!