The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays, and it is also celebrated by many other Asian countries. It is celebrated on month 8, day 15 of China’s lunar calendar, normally in September or October of the Gregorian Calendar. As its name suggests, the Mid-Autumn Festival takes place around Mid-Autumn.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is on the day when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest. Chinese think that the round moon is a symbol of prosperity and happiness. They are always celebrated through family reunions.
With a history of over 3,000 years, the Mid-Autumn Festival’s most representative tradition is eating mooncakes. The mooncake is a famous Chinese pastry that typically contains a filling made of red bean or lotus seed paste. Its round shape represents reunion, making it an indispensable delicacy to the Mid-Autumn Festival. Everyone eats mooncakes and has dinner with their families on this day. Other celebrations include gazing at the moon, worshipping the moon, and making colorful lanterns with family.
This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival lies on September 15th. To the Chinese, this day will be filled with gatherings, celebrations, and eating mooncakes. With its 3000 years of history, the Mid-Autumn Festival continues to play a big role in the lives of Chinese people.