Learn some fun facts about the Mid-Autumn Festival!

Hong Kong will be celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 24th this year! If you’re curious to know more about this festival, then check out a summary right here!

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival and is typically observed in either September or October each year. It is also sometimes referred to as the Moon Festival. To celebrate, people will often get together with family and ring in the festival together. A popular treat during this time is the Moon Cake, which is often made with an egg yolk inside, and a sweet filling such as lotus paste, red bean paste etc. Moon Cakes have become so popular, they can now be found across the globe too!

During this time of year, people also enjoy playing with lanterns. Lanterns now come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, featuring colorful and kawaii characters, flowers, shapes etc. It’s a real treat seeing all those beautiful lanterns lit up at night! Hong Kong also has lion and dragon dances throughout the city, to celebrate. As the day after the Mid-Autumn Festival is usually a public holiday in places where it is officially observed, many people also enjoy travelling during this time.

In this post you’ll see a fantastic infographic put together by China Highlights, summarising interesting aspects of this festival. There are also some really great photos for you to check out! Will you be celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival this year?

This is a great infographic on the Mid-Autumn Festival! Image courtesy of China Highlights

This is a great infographic on the Mid-Autumn Festival! Image courtesy of China Highlights

A beautiful graphic! Image courtesy of China Highlights

A beautiful graphic! Image courtesy of China Highlights

These lanterns are so elaborate! Image courtesy of China Highlights

These lanterns are so elaborate! Image courtesy of China Highlights

Stunning! Image courtesy of China Highlights

Stunning! Image courtesy of China Highlights

A red lantern spotted by our colleague!

A red lantern spotted by our colleague!

A super pretty gold lantern!

A super pretty gold lantern!

A super kawaii lantern!

A super kawaii lantern!

More lantern displays. Photo by Instagram user @tayyongchuen , shared on Instagram page @discoverhongkong

More lantern displays. Photo by Instagram user @tayyongchuen , shared on Instagram page @discoverhongkong

More elaborate lantern displays! Photo courtesy of discoverhongkong.com

More elaborate lantern displays! Photo courtesy of discoverhongkong.com

Moon Cake time! Photo courtesy of discoverhongkong.com

Moon Cake time! Photo courtesy of discoverhongkong.com

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