Why do we celebrate Mooncake Festival? Celebration. The festival was a time to enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honor of the moon. Today, it is still an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the Moon, a symbol of harmony and unity.
How long is the moon festival 2021?
How many days is the Mid-Autumn Festival? In mainland of China, the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday is three days long. The 2022 Mid-Autumn holiday falls on Sep. 10 (Saturday) and the holiday is from Sep. 10 to 12.
When should you eat moon cakes? Mooncakes are usually eaten after dinner while admiring the moon, but the festival is also celebrated by the Chinese in other ways. People decorate their streets, homes, and businesses with lanterns, traditionally handmade with paper, though bulb-lit ones are popular these days.