Mooncakes are as quintessential to Mid-Autumn Festival in China as turkeys are to Thanksgiving. The problem is that mooncakes are not quite as delicious as turkey.
China Expats and Culture Blog
What is Mooncake?
Mooncakes (“月饼 (yuèbǐng)” in Chinese) are Chinese pastries or baked goods that are eaten during Mid-Autumn Festival. Mid-Autumn Festival is a “harvest festival,” sort of similar to Thanksgiving, where people celebrate and worship the moon. Mooncake is as quintessential to Mid-Autumn Festival as turkeys are to Thanksgiving.
It’s an age-old stereotype that Chinese people (or Asians in general) are bad at driving. It’s been the butt of comedian jokes, and even cartoon sitcom Family Guy did an episode feature on it – and it’s certainly not the first time Asians were made into a joke for their ethnicity.
Dragons are probably the single most important mythical creatures in Chinese culture. They appear in multiple national celebrations, Chinese idioms (known as Chengyu), as well as being part of the Chinese zodiac. They adorn multiple buildings and doors as carvings, are weaved into fabrics for traditional Chinese clothes, and are painted in murals and used in dances to this day. Unlike their Western or European counterparts, Chinese dragons are loved and worshiped. Chinese people consider themselves to be descended from the dragon.