This year, how do people celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival?

Updated 2017-10-05 10:30:52 Xinhua
Song Changfeng (R), an inheritor of clay sculptures, teaches children to make sculptures in Botou, north China's Hebei Province, Oct. 3, 2017. Various activities are held around China during the National Day holiday. This year it has been extended by one more day as the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Oct. 4. (Xinhua/Fu Xinchun)

Song Changfeng (R), an inheritor of clay sculptures, teaches children to make sculptures in Botou, north China's Hebei Province, Oct. 3, 2017. Various activities are held around China during the National Day holiday. This year it has been extended by one more day as the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Oct. 4. (Xinhua/Fu Xinchun)

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, when Chinese celebrate family reunion and autumn harvest, falls on Oct. 4 this year.

Listed as an intangible culture heritage by the Chinese government in 2006, the Mid-Autumn Festival is surrounded by both customs and myths.

The most well-known myth is associated with Chang'e, known as the Chinese Moon Goddess, a symbol of Chinese people's moon worship.

Chang'e has a pet named Yutu (Jade Rabbit). "Guang Han Gong" is the palace that houses Chang'e and Yutu.

Mid-Autumn Festival is an occasion for family gatherings. Traditional celebrations include lantern shows, sharing mooncakes, admiring the full moon, and solving riddles.

See Also

Most Popular

Sky Running Comes to Asia

This February saw the first ever Asian Sky Running Championship race come to Hong Kong. The competition is one of the most physically demanding a runner can put their body through.

Travel Videos

Photo Gallery

Worship Season in Lhasa

Lhasa, capital city of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, has entered the worship season. Buddhists from across Tibet come to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple for worship.

Hello Kitty Theme Park Opens in Zhejiang

The first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan officially opened on Thursday, the first day of the year in the Anji county, Huzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province.

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords