Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian countries and regions. It is the... Wikipedia

  • Official name:  中秋節 / 中秋节
  • Also called:  Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival
  • Observed by:  China, Hong Kong, North Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea
  • Type:  Cultural, Religious
  • Significance:  Celebrates the end of the autumn harvest
  • Celebrations:  Lantern lighting, mooncake making and sharing, courtship and matchmaking, fireworks, family gathering, dragon dances, family meal, visiting friends and relatives, gift giving
  • Observances:  Consumption of mooncakes, Consumption of cassia wine
  • Date:  15th day of the eighth Chinese calendar month
  • date:  15th day of the eighth Chinese calendar month
  • Frequency:  Annual
  • Related to:  Chuseok (Korea), Tsukimi (Japan), Uposatha of Ashvini/Krittika (similar festivals that generally occur on the same day in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand) Tết Trung Thu (Vietnam), Perayaan Pertengahan Musim Luruh / Perayaan Kuih Bulan (Indonesia, Malaysia)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo
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