Wishing you all a very Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2016

China’s Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on month 8 day 15 of China’s lunar calendar (in September or October). Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 is on September 15.  To many Chinese, it is still the second most important festival after Chinese New Year.

What is Mid-Autumn Festival?

To the Chinese, Mid-Autumn Festival means family reunion and peace. The festival is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest. To the Chinese, a full moon is a symbol of prosperity, happiness, and family reunion.

Mid-Autumn Festival Facts

  • Name in Chinese: 中秋节 Zhongqiujie /jong-chyoh-jyeah/
  • Importance: the second most important (traditional) Chinese Festival after Chinese New Year
  • Date: September or October
  • Popular food: mooncakes
  • Celebrations: admiring the full moon, eating mooncakes
  • Origin: A harvest festival with origins in moon worship.
  • History: Over 3,000 years
  • Greetings: The simplest is “Happy Mid-Autumn Festival” (中秋快乐).

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