Thursday was the mid-autumn festival (中秋节), a Chinese celebration of the fall harvest collection, and a time to get together with friends and family and be thankful. In some ways, I guess you could see it as a Chinese equivalent of thanksgiving. Except that you're also supposed to gaze at the full moon, but since moving to Mexico City, sky-gazing has become a little less predictable and easy.
Anyhow, we bought mooncakes – from a company established in 1880, weighing a total of 888 grams, for a total of 800 pesos – you know 8 is a lucky number! We located the oolong tea we keep especially for these occasions. We prepared the table with other goodies. And we welcomed some friends and family to partake in this tradition we couldn't but carry on with after so many years in China, right?