Crew of Shandong de Rui celebrating Mid Autumn Festival

At the celebration of Mid Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated in China and other East Asian countries such as Vietnam and Singapore. It is always celebrated in September or October, on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

The Mid-Autumn Festival in 2021 is September 21 (Tuesday ) .

Also known as the Festival of the Moon or the Moon Gingerbread Festival, it is celebrated on the days when the waxing moon reaches its peak. Moon gingerbread, on the other hand, is the most traditional dish of the holiday, which you can see at the center of the table.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important holiday in China after the Chinese New Year. To the Chinese, the Moon Festival means family reunion and harmony. The date of the holiday coincides with the full moon, so for many in China, the full moon is a symbol of family unity, harmony and happiness.

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