What is the Mid-Autumn Festival?
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is celebrated throughout East Asia on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, which is usually September to early October. Traditionally it’s a harvest festival where people thank the full moon for a bountiful harvest. It’s a time for big family get-togethers to share food, light colourful paper lanterns and go to special events under a full moon.
And of course the festival wouldn’t be the same without round mooncakes, which symbolise unity and togetherness, and are given as gifts just for the occasion.