Mid-autumn festival is a meaningful event held on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. At this time of the year, the weather is cool.
|– Name:||Mid-autumn festival|
|– Type of festival:||Traditional festival|
|– Time:||The fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month|
|– Place:||Families, schools, communes, hamlets, etc.|
|– Activities:||Lion dance, art performances and party|
Mid-autumn festival is not only a festive occasion for children, but also an opportunity for adults to show their love to kids. When this special day comes, people prepare party, join in parade and perform lion dances. The party usually includes moon cake, candy, sugarcane, pomelo and other fruit.
Moon cake which stands for family reunification is an irreplaceable part on this special occasion. Although this traditional dish comes in various flavors, there are two main kinds i.e. baked and sticky rice cake. Lion dance is often performed in the evening of the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. It is said that the lion brings prosperity, wealth and good luck to the house owners. Almost every child loves watching lion dance. Even when they get older, exciting lion dance performances still clear in their memory.
In recent years, joyful mid-autumn festival has been organized for children living in remoted areas and those from disadvantaged background. Mid-autumn festival is a meaningful event that should be maintained and conserved.