What is Mid-Autumn Festival celebration? The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节), also known as Lantern Festival, Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a holiday that is all about the appreciation of the moon.
Why is the Mid-Autumn Festival so important to the Chinese? In China, the Mid-Autumn festival symbolizes the family reunion and on this day, all families will appreciate the Moon in the evening, because it is the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest.
Is Mid-autumn and Mooncake Festival the same? The Mid-autumn Festival (or Zhong Qiu Jie in Mandarin), also known as the Mooncake Festival, falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. It is called the Mid-autumn Festival because the 15th day is the middle of a month, and the eighth lunar month is in the middle of autumn.
What food is eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival? The evening’s dishes emphasize the bounty of fall’s harvest—pumpkin, chestnuts, taro, persimmons, sweet potato, walnuts, and mushrooms figure centrally in most meals along with traditional celebratory foods like crab, pork, and duck.