Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu Jie (中秋节) in Chinese, is also called the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. It is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. It falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, and it is celebrated all over mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and by many other Asian countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. 

The Moon Festival has 3,000 years of history behind! It first started with 
Ancient Chinese Emperors who would worship the moon every Mid-Autumn, believing it would bring them a plentiful harvest the following year. After witnessing this, it gradually became popular amongst the masses. 

What are the mid-Autumn Festival traditions? See below! 

1. Reunite with family

Think of the Moon Festival as Thanksgiving for Asian countries: a time when families reunite, eat, feast, and enjoy their time together. 

2. Admire the full moon

The full moon symbolises a family reunion, reminding every one of their loved ones, close or far. Gazing at the moon is crucial on this day!  Some choose to gaze at the moon outdoors (at the beach, in nature, wherever the moon is seen!) after their family reunion dinner. 

3. Eat mooncakes

The Moon Festival wouldn't be the same without its mooncakes, small baked cakes that have a wide range of fillings. Typically, these full moon-symbolised cakes are presented as gifts to relatives or friends. 

4. Hang up lanterns and lights!  

One of the most illuminating aspect of the mid-Autumn festival is the tradition of hanging up lanterns and decorating your space with lighting. It is believed that, the higher the lanterns are hung, the luckier the family will be. 

Have a look at our lantern made in ecomix, an interesting art form using newspaper, glue and flour. The zigzag pattern makes an exciting design that makes the lamp looks good even without a flickering candle.

Use this lantern with a candle or fairy lights for the occasion!
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