Mooncake-Filled Mid-Autumn Festival at Detrack

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Mooncake-Filled Mid-Autumn Festival at Detrack

Mooncakes and steamboat, who could ask for more?

One of the loveliest Chinese festivals, the Mid-Autumn Festival was traditionally a time to give thanks to the gods as it marks the end of the autumn harvest. The festival in Singapore is about celebration with the family, lantern processions and mooncake madness.

Boatful of food, no kidding

Over at Detrack, a celebration always calls for a delicious meal so we ended up having a boatful of food for a steamboat lunch. No pun intended. We ended up buying enough food to feed the team for an entire week because everyone got excited at the idea of steamboat (who doesn’t?).

Steamboat 2
You didn’t think we could fit all that food on just one table, did you?
Highlight of the Mid-Autumn Festival
Without a doubt, mooncakes are the main highlight of the Mid-Autumn Festival

Legend has it that they helped to free Yuan China from Mongol rule, after rebels organised an uprising by passing messages hidden in these seasonal sweets.

Today, they can be found in many varieties, from the traditional lotus seed paste filled with egg yolk, to snowskin versions filled with everything from durian to brandy. They are usually best enjoyed with a strong, palate-cleansing cup of Chinese tea.

Sharing mooncakes between family and friends is one of the hallmark traditions of this festival. In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and reunion, so sharing and eating those yummy round mooncakes among family and friends during the week of the Mid-Autumn Festival signifies unity and completeness of the team.

Happy team
Happy, post-steamboat faces all round

The main purpose of the celebration was not lost on the team, as all of us took the time to reflect and appreciate what a year it has been for the whole company.

Now, what do you think about some lantern-making competition for next year? See you then!

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  • Mooncakes & Social Distancing For Mid-Autumn Festival – Detrack Reply

    […] Over at Detrack, even social distancing and all the safety measures put in place in the office couldn’t stop everyone from having a blast celebrating. The team was all still excited to receive the mooncakes even though we could not enjoy the delicious delicacies together like we do every other year. […]

    October 21, 2021 at 11:44 am

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