Mid-Autumn festival greetings

Mid-Autumn greetings 2016.

The sampling of mooncakes and tea is a tradition during Mid-Autumn Festival.

Chinese people throughout the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) on the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month, which falls on 15 September this year.  It is a time of family gatherings and convivial reunions.  We wish everyone who celebrates the festival much joy and merriment.

At the same time, let us be mindful that millions of people are badly affected by Super Typhoon “Meranti” that hit Taiwan, Guangdong, and Fujian Provinces.  Let us spare thoughts of loving-kindness towards the victims of this colossal storm.  May all beings be safe and sound.