Mid-Autumn Festival in China

Mid-Autumn Festival in China Review by Teresita Blanco Date: fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. September 27, 2015 ...



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Mid-Autumn Festival in China
Review by Teresita Blanco
Date: fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. September 27, 2015

If you happen to be in China, then you should check out the Mid- Autumn Festival. This holiday features hundreds and thousands of sweet treats. The treats are cakes, dough shells with cream fillings, nuts and red beans. These items start appearing a month or so before the celebration. 

When the full moon comes, people eat these snacks bellow the moonlight. People there even climb to the roof to get closer to the moon. This celebration is also observed in other Asian countries. This is the second most important holiday in China. It is almost as important as New Years. 



Aside from food, there is the dragon dances and hanging lanterns in the pagodas. The festival is sometimes called the Lantern Festival. However, it has no relations with the end of Chinese New Year. They also offer incense to the moon goddess Chang’e. It is quite the interesting celebration.

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