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Colorful tradition of mooncake 'gambling'

By Zhuan Ti | China Daily | Updated: 2014-10-24 07:59

For centuries, the Mid-Autumn Festival has brought family reunions, big feasts and the enjoyment of a beautiful full moon.

But for people in Xiamen, it also means an exciting game of bobing, or mooncake gambling.

The stakes are mooncakes - pastries with bean or lotus seed fillings - of different size, each marked with the titles of six ranks in the ancient imperial examination.

Colorful tradition of mooncake 'gambling'

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