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Mid Autumn Festival 中秋节

On the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, 农历八月十五, Chinese celebrate the Mid Autumn festival, 中秋节, also known as the Moon Festival and Lantern Festival. Since the Mid Autumn follows the lunar calendar, the dates change every year.

This day is also the birthday of Old Man Under the Moon, the matchmaker, 月下老人.

Click here for this year's Mid Autumn date.

The Mid Autumn articles explores various facets of the festival:

mooncakeMid Autumn celebrations looks at the customs leading to the day itself as well as myths and legends associated with Mid Autumn.

mooncakeMoon cake and Mongols examines the myths of moon cake's role in overthrow of Mongol dynasty. Is it historical fact or historical fiction? 

mooncakeMoon cakes explores tradition and contemporary variations of moon cakes as well as the social functions of moon cake as part of the gift system.

mooncakeIce Cream Moon Cakes discusses the appearance of ice cream moon cakes and explores its significance.

mooncakeMascot moon cakes takes a look at the range of traditional and modern designs that appear each year.


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Mid Autumn in Yangon Chinatown, Burma

 


 

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Moon cake sign in Yangon Chinatown

Moon cake in Hague Chinatown