mid autumn day

中秋节The Mid-Autumn Festival


Mid-Autumn Day is one of the most important traditional Chinese festival. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar (it is September 15th for 2016 according to the solar calendar).  The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest. On the festival day, family members gather to offer sacrifice to the moon, appreciate the bright full moon, eat moon cakes, and express strong yearnings toward family members and friends who live afar. In addition, there are some other customs like playing lanterns, dragon and lion dances in some regions.

Mid-Autumn Festival

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