Today is pretty hazy too. Hopefully, the moon will be able to shine through tonight so as to pep up the spirit of the festival.
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A water caltrop is a fruit that resembles the head of a bull, each fruit containing a single very large starchy seed. The shell is hard and needs to be cracked open with an implement. Though it can be eaten raw, over here, we normally cook water caltrops by boiling them in water with salt added for taste.
There is an added attraction in this festival for children as they get to play with colourful pretty paper lanterns that come in various shapes/forms and sizes.
If you are in Kuala Lumpur, you may want to head on over to the Central Market to view the many beautiful lanterns on display. This is an annual affair.
Wikipedia has more about this Mid-Autumn Festival if you are interested.
If you are celebrating this festival, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival or like what the greeting card below says, Happy Moon Festival!
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