The thankful season has just begun, and Thanksgiving is well on its way. For most families who celebrate this holiday this is a time for laughter, love, and joy. Traditional families come together to share a feast and to make memories that will last. Food is usually included in celebrations and holidays because it tends to bring out culture, and it is one of the main center points in the Mid-autumn / Mooncake festival, a holiday celebrated in China. As sophomore at Santa Catalina School, Joanna Lin, states, “It’s a time when we gather, look up at the moon, talk, and enjoy moon cakes. My favorite is the lotus cakes. It’s the best.” Another festival, Diwali, which is the festival of lights, is celebrated in India. Uma Sinha, sophomore, says, “The light brings peace of mind and really good food.” Whether your home lies far away or close by, your traditions lie close.