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The customs and legends of Mid-Autumn Festival

4 monthes ago   |   By China Travel & Tourism News

Saturday is the first day of the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival vacation in China this year. The festival is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar in China and it always coincides with the full moon. This year, it falls on September 24.
The festival has a long history, which has been celebrated since the Shang dynasty , became a formal festival and gained popularity during the Tang dynasty. People nowadays still hold elaborate rituals to commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival .
It is an occasion for family members to gather together, eat mooncakes...
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