Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival: A Joyous Lunar Tradition

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Also known as the Moon Festival, is a significant traditional Chinese celebration that takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. This holiday dates back over 3,000 years, originating from ancient times when people celebrated the harvest and worshiped the moon. In Chinese folklore, the festival is linked to the story of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality. Similarly, there are other East and South Asian countries that celebrate this holiday. This festival is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and is marked by family reunions, mooncakes, lanterns, and various activities that honor the moon.

In recent years, the Mid-Autumn Festival has taken on modern elements. Virtual reunions using video calls, mooncake variations to suit diverse tastes, and artistic lantern designs are becoming increasingly popular. Additionally, people of various cultural backgrounds around the world are embracing this festival, making it a more globally recognized and celebrated event.

Written by Michelle Law

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