My inbox of review requests is drastically reduced this week. Why? China is having their annual Mid-Autumn Festival and everyone gets several days off for this extravaganza. This festival’s dates change (kind of like Easter is a floating holiday in the US) so it can happen any time between September 8th and October 7th. This year it is September 15, 16 and 17th.
It is an occasion for outdoor gatherings among friends and relatives. Traditionally Chinese will celebrate by eating mooncakes and watching the moon, which is thought of as a symbol of harmony and unity.
From reading the wiki page on mooncakes, I get the feeling these cakes are not unlike the fruitcake tradition we have here around Christmastime. People give them, but no one actually eats them.