Mid-Autumn Festival 2016 falls on September 15th. The holiday lasts from September 15th to 17th. Due to the pleasant autumn weather this is a peak time for travel. Welcome to China and explore the traditional folk customs of this interesting festival!
The Mid-Autumn Festival (Pinyin: zhōng qīu jíe), Moon Festival, or, less commonly, Mooncake Festival (Pinyin: yùe bĭng jíe) is a traditional Chinese holiday falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar (usually late September). On the day of the Moon Festival, the full moon is at the year’s roundest and brightest, which symbolizes family unity and togetherness.
Legends of Mid-autumn Festival
Almost every traditional Chinese festival has a connection with legends. The most well-known stories of the Mid-Autumn Festival is Chang’e flying to the moon, Jade Rabbit making heavenly medicine, and Wu Gang chopping the cherry bay.
Mid-Autumn Festival Destinations
Mid-autumn Festival is celebrated all over the country in China and we introduce you the top 5 destinations to spend the mid-autumn festival. They are the Yellow Mountain, Elephant Trunk Hill, West Lake, Mount Lu, E’mei Mountain.
Origin of Mid-autumn Festival
Celebration of Mid-autumn festival has a long history. In ancient times, the emperors had the tradition of worshiping the Sun in spring, and the Moon in autumn.
Making Chinese Mid-Autumn Lanterns
Mid-Autumn lanterns are not as colorful as those of the Lantern Festival. There is no big lantern party during Mid-Autumn Festival, but children like making colorful lanterns very much. They make lanterns of different shapes and let them float on the rivers. They don’t leave the riverside until the light of the lanterns disappears.