While HZO is still a small, and growing company, we count ourselves lucky to work with such a diverse group of talented and interesting people. 105 strong, HZO employees speak nine native languages, 15 languages total, and 34 of us are bilingual. On any given day, we have conversations in Chinese, Japanese, Indian, German, Spanish, and Canadian too. We use language to communicate the benefits of our technology with electronics companies across five continents, and never hesitate to pick up the phone or jump on a plane to conduct a business meeting in a native language.
Today, in honor of our Chinese co-workers we celebrate Moon Festival. Our gracious compadres even treated us to cases of moon cakes —delicious little traditional Chinese sweets.
Here’s what we learned about Moon Festival, the second largest traditional Chinese holiday. In thanks of a bountiful harvest and prayer for another next year, this ancient tradition worships both the Earth God and the Moon Goddess. Families and friends gather to view the moon together and eat moon cakes. Yum. We love this tradition and are so happy to now be a part of it.
Happy Moon Festival to our Utah-based Chinese HZO employees – Yang, Joshua, Raleigh, Kevin, Chien-Lan and Tining — and to the entire staff in our Shenzhen office. 中秋节快乐