What is Middle Autumn Day Festival?

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second biggest event on the Asian calendar. It is celebrated in China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and many more. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the eight lunar month. This year, it will be celebrated this Thursday, October 4th.

In tradition, the whole village would come together as a community, and families would work closely to harvest their crops. Forming of everyone coming together of friends and family, and a thanksgiving to the moon for an abundant harvest.

There are many delicious traditional food dishes during Mid-Autumn Festival, like crab, pumpkin and more.

Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for family reunions; paying homage to your ancestors; lighting lanterns as a welcome to renew oneself for the next upcoming year; giving appreciation of bountiful produce; giving the moon recognition as the sign of shifting of the seasons.

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