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Chinese Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival

Date When Celebrated: The 15th day of the 8th Lunar month: October 4, 2017; September 24, 2018; September 13, 2019;October 1, 2020; September 21, 2021; September 10, 2022

The Chinese Moon Festival is one of the biggest annual holidays in China. It is also called the Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival.

Chinese Moon Festival, or the Mooncake Festival, is a celebration of the Autumn harvest. It occurs when the moon is the brightest. and the highest in the sky. This celebration is one of the oldest holidays in the world, dating back thousands of years. Early celebrations included worship of the moon as a god.

Today, the Chinese Moon Festival is celebrated as a national holiday in China and other Asian countries. People take the day off from work. They view the moon They cook and enjoy family and friends.

Making, giving, and eating mooncakes is an tradition on this day. Mooncakes pastries are thick and dense. They can be filled with a variety of things. Mooncake fillings are not usually sweets. It is often filled with beans, nuts, or seeds. Recipes vary.  

Happy Chinese Moon Festival Day!

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