Mid-Autumn Festival is near…however, what is the Mid-Autumn Festival?
This year, Mid-Autumn Festival is on the 1st of October. The Mid-Autumn Festival is another large festival after Chinese New Year. This festival is celebrated on August 15th of the lunar calendar when the moon is the roundest and brightest in each month. The Mid-Autumn Festival is to commemorate Chang’e (the Chinese goddess of the moon). On this festival, people all over China experience a day of holiday.
On this day, there are two main activities, eating moon cakes and watching the moon. Usually, people stay at home to watch the moon, or they go outside to watch. Everyone will receive gifts and people will give mooncakes to friends. Apart from these activities, some evenings will have some special and interesting performances, therefore this festival is very lively.