Many locals queued for hours so as not to miss out on the once-in-the-year symbol of the Mid-Autumn Festival – Mooncakes. Symbolizing reunion and happiness, local people not only value the cultural importance of the mooncake, they love the taste of the snacks as well. So much so, in some parts of the city, lines stretched for 100 meters and more with eager customers.
Although many new flavors have popped up over the last few years – the classic, pork stuffed mooncake, remains the most popular, although salty duck is a close second. To join in the festival spirit, some malls provided mini-workshops for children to make lanterns, plasticene mooncakes, and provided live music performances to liven up the holiday spirit.
Video Source: Shanghai Live