Popular in Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and many other East Asian cultures. The Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Moon Festival) is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month each year. On this day a Harvest Moon is visible, located at its farthest point and appears the brightest as well as the roundest on this day. Moon cakes are enjoyed during the festival as an offering of thanks to the moon for the current years harvest, as well in celebration of the festival. The cakes are also presented to friends and family to wish a long and happy life. We received moon cakes as a gift from close friends from China. The packaging is elegant and lavish and keeps the cakes fresh in order to be delivered near and far. When opening the magnetic sealed box, you are greeted with a gold detailed interior and vellum paper printed with descriptions of each cake. The cakes neatly organized in a velvet case and truly look luxurious. All details are meticulously thought out to encourage enjoying the cakes in celebration and cherishing this special time of the year.