Mid-Autumn Festival in China and… Spanish turrón?

Spanish Turrón de Jijona / Fernando Madariaga - ICEX

Spanish Turrón de Jijona / Fernando Madariaga – ICEX

This week marks the beginning of the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival in China, a celebration that coincides with the Eighth Full Moon festival and not only celebrates the moon, but also (hopefully) foreshadows an abundant rice harvest, among other things.

Held every September in China and Hong Kong, this festival is a time when people traditionally come together for large family meals or trips.

One of the most traditional ways to celebrate this festival is by eating mooncakes, a sweet and yielding dessert made with soft lotus seed paste.

Can’t find mooncakes easily in Spain? Not to worry! This sweet is similar in many ways to this country’s famous soft turrón, such as the classic PGI Turrón de Jijona, which is also typically eaten in Spain on important holidays and at family gatherings.

Happy Autumn!

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