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Where is the moon festival celebrated? For millennia, China has celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiu Jie), also known as the Moon Festival. It takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar.
What is the story behind the moon festival? The central legend associated with Mid-Autumn Festival concerns the goddess Chang’e. This tale tells of how, long ago, the Earth had 10 suns, the heat of which ravaged the world with a terrible drought. At the request of the Emperor of Heaven, the great archer Hou Yi shot down nine of the suns, saving life on Earth.
What do mooncakes Celebrate? Mooncakes are the most representative food for Mid-Autumn Festival. Their round shape and sweet flavor symbolize completeness and sweetness. At the Mid-Autumn Festival people eat mooncakes together with family, or present mooncakes to relatives or friends, to express their love and best wishes.