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The Moon
By     |    Sep 25, 2007   
Posted in: Chinese Culture, Cultural Studies     |    3 Comments

Mid-Autumn Festival

The Moon Festival also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 zhōngqiūjié), is a popular celebration of abundance and togetherness, dating back over 3,000 years to China’s Zhou Dynasty. This day is also considered a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain have been harvested by this time and food is abundant.The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the Chinese calendar (usually around mid- [...]

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