Happy Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. For centuries, the Mid-Autumn Festival has encouraged family reunions, big feasts and enjoyment of a beautiful full moon. But for people in Fujian, their exciting games has just started. A special custom Mooncak Gambling will take place in every Mid-Autumn Festival.
Gambling? Right, but it is definitely legal, because the stakes among the locals are mooncakes, and that is how this unique celebrating activity has got its Chinese name Bo Bing. It is played only around the Mid-Autumn Festival. All the Bo Bing game requires six dice and a china bowl. Just throw the dice into the bolw and the different pips you get stand for different ranks of awards you will win.
You will hear the pleasant silvery sound of the dice rolling. Cheers of winning or loss are everywhere.