PHNOM PENH, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — Moon cakes are hot-selling in Cambodia on the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival on Thursday as many Cambodian people are of Chinese descent.

A variety of moon cakes were on sales in many shops and supermarkets in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, and drew crowds of customers.

Mom The, marketing executive of locally well-known Apsara Bakery, said the Mid-Autumn Festival was the best-selling time of the year.

"Since Monday this week, many Cambodians with Chinese descent and Chinese people have flocked to shops to buy moon cakes," he told Xinhua. "This is a creed, they believe that their worship to the moon will bring them fortune and happiness."

According to the figures of the Chinese Association in Cambodia,  more than 700,000 Chinese descendants are living in Cambodia. On this occasion, they worship the moon and eat moon cakes together with their family members.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, or the lunar worship, is one of the four most important festivals in China, which is celebrated each year on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar when the moon is full. This year's Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Sept. 15.

Moon cakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy.