Mooncake Traffic

(image source: China Media Project)


Anyone who tried to go anywhere in Beijing (or any other Chinese city for that matter) on Thursday night will appreciate this cartoon. The city turned into the world’s largest parking lot as 20 million people tried to deliver mooncakes to their friends, relatives, employees, coworkers, and clients.  In the rain!


What I still haven’t been able to work out, though, is why it was deemed that these deliveries had to be made by Thursday night, given that the official holiday weekend didn’t start until Saturday and Mid-Autumn Moon Festival wasn’t actually until Monday.