Since Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD), Mid-Autumn Festival is the second important traditional festival in Hong Kong and China. It’s a time of family reunion which makes the festival also known as the Reunion Festival. On the Mid-Autumn Festival night, the moon is full and bright.
“May we live long and share the beauty of the moon together, even if we are hundreds of miles apart,” says the romantic Chinese poem – it is time for we and families to get together to make offerings of osmanthus-flavoured wine, spherical fruits such as pears, grapes, pomegranates and of course mooncakes to the heavens, to express gratitude for a bumper harvest as well as enjoy a reunion with relatives who live far away.
In addition to eating of mooncakes (dense pastries) under the moonlight, using pomelo rinds as decorative pieces, creating and lighting tower lanterns and floating sky lanterns, planting new trees, performing fire dragon dances and burning incense. Flowers brings an unique celebration blend to this special and important occasion.
Flowers are powerful symbols in Chinese culture and are often used to represent new life, rebirth or a transition from one period to another. However, in respect to Mid-Autumn Festival, many different flowers can adopt a purely aesthetic role in this time of great celebration. Osmanthus flower is used during the festival in very specific way because the Mid-Autumn Festival coincides with the blooming season of osmanthus flowers, and many enjoy picking these sweet smelling and perfectly edible flowers for food preparation and delicious flower juice drinks.
This year, in 2017 and on this special Mid-Autumn Festival holiday season, is all about giving, and what better way to show your family and friends you care than by sending them a beautiful hamper or basket filled with goodies and flowers ?
We at J Fleuriste HK have sourced a variety of Mid-Autumn themed hampers just for the occasion, with every price range to suit your budget.
What’s more, you can customize your Mid-Autumn gift hampers so you can send the perfect hamper. Great time in 2017 to put a smile on someone’s face!