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Mid-Autumn Festival

Updated: 2006-09-28 19:33:19

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Year:2006
Sort:Folk Custom
Area:Central Government
Serial No.:Ⅹ-5
Declarer:Ministry of Culture

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals in China. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the 15th day of the 8th month is the exact middle of autumn, hence it is called the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is an evening celebration when families gather together to light lanterns, eat moon cakes and appreciate the round moon.

The festival dates back more than 2,000 years. For thousands of years, the Chinese people

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