It's mooncake time in China as the whole country is gearing up for the Mid-Autumn Festival which falls in the first week of October. Mooncakes are usually round or rectangular pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 4–5 cm thick, and come in variety of flavours (but mostly with one or two egg yolks from salted duck eggs. In accordance with Chinese National Holiday Policy, offices in Mainland China will be closed from Sept 19th (Thursday) to Sept 21st (Saturday), Sept 22nd (Sunday) will be treated as a normal working day.
Offices across Mainland China will also be closed from Oct 1st (Tuesday) to the Oct 7th (Monday) for the National Day’s Holiday, total 7 days, and will resume to work on Oct 8th (Tuesday). Sept 29th (Sunday) and Oct 12th (Saturday) will be treated as normal working days. That's probably a good time to avoid all parks, and major tourist attractions as 1.2 BILLION people go holiday together!
The ice-cream mooncakes from Haagen-Dazs are just ridiculously scrumptious - a must have!. It's just difficult to keep composure when you have delicious ice-cream melting all over your hands and mouth (!)
(note: mooncakes = multi-BILLION dollar industry in Greater China).
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