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In 2018, the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节), or Chinese Moon Festival, falls on September 24. It is one of the three major annual occasions in China (the others are Chinese New Year and Dragon Boat Festival and it takes place on the 15th day of the 8th Chinese lunar month.
As a time for families to be together, Mid-Autumn Festival’s typical food is moon cake which is round and symbolizes reunion. Families and friends gather together to celebrate by eating moon cakes and appreciating the spectacular beauty of the fullest and brightest moon.
Get free Chinese moon cakes by taking any tour during Chinese Moon Festival (Sep.22 - Sep. 24, 2018)!
The time-honored Mid-autumn Festival boasts a history of thousands of years, which has gradually developed and formed. It was first celebrated to give thanks for a bountiful harvest.
See more about Mid-Autumn Festival History.
See more about Mid-Autumn Legends.
No. 1: The festival has only one name? No!
No. 2: Amazing Role of Moon Cakes: Secret Weapons
No. 3: Romantic Festival - the Second Chinese Valentine’s Day
No. 4: Full Moon - Does Not Definitely Occur on Mid-Autumn Festival
No. 5: Moon cakes- Luxury-Priced Delicacies
No. 6: China - NOT the Only Country to Celebrate
No. 7: A three-day Public Holiday During the Festival
No. 8: New Trend: Celebrate Virtually, by Sending Digital Red Envelopes
There must be more hidden facts about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, just contact our travel advisers to start your discovery trip in China!
Mid-Autumn Festival customs focus on the theme of thanksgiving and reunion. The most common traditions for this festival are eating moon cakes and appreciating the moon. Besides, ethnic minorities across China have their own unique customs.
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2018 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 24. Autumn is the best time to visit China. The temperatures throughout the country are milder compared with the extremes in winter and summer. Therefore, the most glorious thing is to spend time out of doors and enjoy the sight of golden autumn.
The customs of Mid-Autumn Festival vary across China, there are different specialties and celebrations. Why not start your tour in China by exploring the mystery of Mid-Autumn Festival? You can have free Chinese moon cakes, if you tour in Chinese Moon Festival. See tour packages for Moon Festival