Mooncakes are synonymous with the Mid-Autumn Festival, originally a harvest festival celebrated by the ethnic Chinese across Asia, dating from over 3,000 years ago.
The second most important festival after the Lunar New Year or Spring festival to the Chinese, this event, also known as Mooncake Festival, takes place on every 15th day of the eighth month of the Lunar calendar, which will fall on September 30 this year.
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Coco, the cafe-patisserie at The Mira Hong Kong, is collaborating with Lindt Chocolate to create this year’s mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn festival.
These chocolate mooncake come in four sophisticated flavours (sour, sweet, bitter and spicy) boxed in designer packaging to reflect Cocoâ€™s couture roots.