August Moon Festival, Boston, United States

Where? Boston, United States
When? 12th August 2012

Also known as the 'Moon Festival', The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival commemorates a 14th-century uprising against the Mongols. Plans for the revolt were smuggled to like minded sympathizers inside small cakes. Today cakes made from ground lotus and sesame seed paste known as 'moon cakes' are typically eaten as part of the celebrations.

Many families travel to vantage points for moon-watching parties. Boston's Chinatown is the third largest Chinese neighborhood in the country so festivities are usually busy, and very lively.

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