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Video: Celtic Players Celebrate Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with Ping-Pong & Mooncakes

Video: Celtic Players Celebrate Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with Ping-Pong & Mooncakes

Celtic players have been learning to celebrate the Chinese mid-autumn festival at their Lennoxtown training base today, with players indulging in a spot of ping-pong and baking.

Joined by Chinese staff from the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow, Tom Rogic and goalkeeper Dorus de Vries tried their hand at the table tennis – a sport the Chinese are notoriously good at.

Unsurprisingly, the Hoops stars didn’t come out on top, losing 2-0 to their counterparts, but baking the mooncakes definitely seemed to go a bit better.

This time Anthony Ralston got involved, and the young full-back certainly seems to have a knack for the cooking in the kitchen, and, personally, we wouldn’t mind trying a mooncake or two.

The Mid-autumn festival is a harvest festival celebrated typically by Chinese and Vietnamese people on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, which falls on tomorrow, October 4.

Hopefully Chinese supporters appreciate it – because de Vries looks suitably stressed out throughout.

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