Mid-Autumn Festival

Lunar Aug. 15 (Sep.30, 2012)

The story about Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is also called the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival. It is very popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people has a history of over 3,000 years. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar Chinese calendar. On today, Chinese family stays together, eats mooncake, pumpkin, river snails, taro, duck, and drinks wine fermented with osmanthus flower.

Image Credit: “mooncakes” on chinatravel.net, “river snails” on lifeofguangzhou.com, “wine” on ladies-with-bottle.blogspot.com.

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