Mid-Autumn is a popular harvest festival. It is also called
as Moon or Lantern or Mooncake Festival.
The Lantern Day is one of the most important traditional events for the Chinese.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese
The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake. Family members and friends
will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat mooncake's
and pomeloes and sing moon poems together.
The regional cultural includes eating mooncake's outside under the moon, putting
pomelo rinds on one's head, carrying brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns
on towers, floating sky lanterns, burning incense in reverence to deities
Planting Mid-Autumn trees, Collecting dandelion leaves and distributing them
evenly among family members and also Fire Dragon Dances are also performed.
Shops selling mooncake's, before the festival, often display pictures of Chang'e
floating to the moon.
It is a national holiday in China, Costa Rica, Macau, Taiwan.