The 15th day of the eighth lunar month is China’s traditional Mid-Autumn Festival.According to the Chinese Lunar calendar,the lunar eighth,ninth and tenth months make up autumn,The eighth month falls in mid-autumn,and the 15th day is in the middle of the month,hence the name Mid-Autumn festival.On that day,the chiense have the custom of admiring the moon and eating moon cakes.
In autumn,it is fine and cool,with few floating clouds in the sky and the moon at night seems particularly bright. This is especially true on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.Since people consider the full moon as the symbol of reunion and satisfaction,the festival is also called the Festival for Reunion.
According to tradional custom,the Chinese people enjoy fruits and moon cakes while admiring the moon.As the moonn cakes is round,symbolizing reunion,it is sometimes called “ reunion cake’,The Chinese moon cake has many vatieties and production methods differ from place to place.There are sweet,salty,meat and vegetable fillings.It is carved with various decorative patterns and words.
In Autumn,people reap the harvests of their year’s labor.On the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival,the whole family will sit togther to admire the moon and eat moon cakes,filled with happiness for the bumper harvest and a family reunion,At that time,people far away from hometown will also look up at the moon and miss their hometown and family.