Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, which is on a lunar cycle. For us Westerners, that means sometime late September/early October). This year, it falls on September 22nd.
A must for celebrating the holiday is sharing mooncakes, which are sweet pastries made with lotus seed paste and a thin crust all around. The cake is considered a delicacy, as the making of them involves many steps.
These lovely mooncakes are made by a Michigan organization called Mam Non, a 10 year old organization, founded by Linh Song after her parents adopted her brother from Vietnam.
The organization originally focused on supporting families with children from Vietnam and has grown to include all adoptive families with children from Asia.
Mam Non is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and often collaborates with the greater Asian American community and volunteers from the University of Michigan.
One of their fundraisers is selling hand-made mooncakes! Support this organization by buying mooncakes at $12 per box of 2.