The Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Moon Festival) is celebrated on 29 September this year.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in many Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as by their cultural diasporas around the world. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a significant date for celebration in the lunar calendar.
Traditionally, the Festival celebrates the successful harvesting of crops. The Festival also marks the day on which the moon is at its roundest and brightest which symbolises family togetherness and reunion. The Festival is observed by the gathering of family and friends to eat mooncakes, light brightly coloured lanterns, and watch the full moon.
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