Your Guide to Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 in Guangzhou

By That's Guangzhou, September 6, 2019

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This year, Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Friday, September 13, and the 1,000-year-long tradition of gifting friends with traditional Chinese treats (moon cakes) shows no signs of slowing down. To celebrate, here’s a few things happening around town as well as some pretty epic moon cake deals, which come in a multitude of creative flavors and pretty packaging. Happy holidays! 


Events

Global Friendship Mid-Autumn Party 

Partake in a meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival celebration which will be organized by Global Friendship and Easy Chinese. Learn all about the traditions associated with the festival and enjoy a traditional dance performance at the end of the evening. Add Global Friendship on WeChat (ID: GlobalFriendship) for more information. 

Sept 11, 7.30-10pm; RMB100 GF members, RMB135 nonmembers. Easy Chinese Center.  

Moon Cake-Making Workshop 

It’s time to take your experience with moon cakes to the next level. Anybody can eat a moon cake (looking at you, Karen), but how many people can make their own? Join the exclusive ‘I’ve made a moon cake’ club this Sunday at Xinyi Tea Shop. An instructor at this moon cake workshop will guide you in making six moon cakes with four delicious flavors to choose from. Sign up by adding 189 2893 8179 on WeChat. 

Sept 8, 9-10.30am; RMB98. Xinyi Tea Shop

Shunde Day Trip with Banana Tour 

Shunde, a district of Foshan, is known for two things: its tasty food and beautiful gardens. This day trip to Shunde will take you on a journey to both! Highlights of the tour include a visit to a famous botanical garden and an artsy street, as well as lunch at a popular local eatery. Add Sissi on WeChat (ID: sissiliuxixi) to sign up. 

Sept 15, 9am-4pm; RMB398 adults, RMB268 children. Meet at Zhujiang New Town Metro Station. 

Moon Cake Deals

Jumeirah Hotel Guangzhou

Limited edition moon cake gift boxes await at Jumeirah Hotel Guangzhou. Each box contains four moon cakes of different flavors: Double egg yolk with lotus paste, mixed nuts, egg custard cream and green tea. 

Until Sept 12; RMB228. Jumeirah Hotel Guangzhou.

Langham Place, Guangzhou

Langham Place, Guangzhou presents four exquisite moon cake gift sets to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Mini custard with egg yolk and kumquat are both priced at RMB298 per box; their premium collection (eight pieces) features custard with egg yolk and kumquat as well as red bean paste with Mandarin peel and is priced at RMB318 per box; the traditional white lotus seed paste with double egg yolks is sold for RMB328 per box.

Until Sept 13; various prices. Langham Place, Guangzhou


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Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou 

At Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, you can find traditional, lotus-filling four-piece moon cake box sets for RMB298, while sets featuring custard-filling moon cakes are sold at RMB388 for six pieces. Also on offer are four-flavor gift boxes (RMB398) that boast bold and innovative moon cakes such as lychee and raspberry, cherry and green tea, blueberry and yogurt and taffy and coffee. Yum! 

Until Sept 30; various prices. The Mandarin Cake Shop.

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou

In celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou is offering an exquisite selection of delicate moon cakes presented in elegant glazed blue boxes. These moon cakes make for the ideal present that symbolizes prosperity, happiness and family reunion during this festive season. Call 3813 6641 for more information. 

Until Sept 30; various prices. The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou

Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel

Chinese porcelain-themed moon cake gift boxes will be offered at Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel. They are housed in elegant blue and white packaging and contain carefully selected flavors of the traditional Chinese treat. 

Until Sept 13; various prices. Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel.

Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich 

Sofitel’s moon cakes boast a blend of Chinese pastry craftsmanship and French joie de vivre. Its flower-themed moon cake gift box, made of leathery paper, make it a perfect gift to friends and family. 

Until Sept 13; RMB288. Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich.  


[Cover image via Jumeirah Guangzhou] 

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