Mid-Autumn Festival

- Aug 06, 2019-

Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, Autumn Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, August Festival, August Festival, Chasing Festival, Moon Festival, Moon Festival, Daughter's Day or Reunion Festival, is popular in many ethnic groups and Chinese cultural circles in China. The traditional cultural festivals of the countries are on the 15th day of the lunar calendar. Because of its half-autumn, it is also known that some places will set the Mid-Autumn Festival on August 16. The Mid-Autumn Festival began in the early years of the Tang Dynasty and flourished in the Song Dynasty. By the time of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it had become one of the major Chinese festivals with the same name as the Spring Festival. Influenced by Chinese culture, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also a traditional festival for some Chinese in East Asia and Southeast Asia, especially local Chinese. Since 2008, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been listed as a national legal holiday. On May 20, 2006, the State Council was included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage.

Since the ancient times, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been worshipping the moon, enjoying the moon, worshiping the moon, eating moon cakes, enjoying sweet-scented osmanthus, drinking sweet-scented osmanthus wine, etc., which have been passed down to the present and have been enduring for a long time. The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the hometown of the people with the symbol of the moon, and misses the feelings of their loved ones, praying for a good harvest and happiness, and becoming a colorful and precious cultural heritage. The Mid-Autumn Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival, the Spring Festival, and the Ching Ming Festival are also known as the four traditional festivals in China.