Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated by Chinese and other people including in the "Sinosphere." It is the second-most... Wikipedia

  • Official name:  中秋節 / 中秋节, Chuseok 추석 / 秋夕 (Korea), Tsukimi 月見 (Japan), Tết Trung Thu (Viet Nam)
  • Also called:  Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival
  • Observed by:  China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Thailand
  • Type:  Cultural, Religious
  • Significance:  Celebrates the end of the autumn harvest
  • Celebrations:  lantern lighting, mooncake making and sharing, courtship and matchmaking, fireworks, family gathering, dragon dances, family meal, visiting friends and relatives, gift giving
  • Observances:  Consumption of mooncakes, Consumption of cassia wine
  • Date:  15th day of the eighlth Chinese calendar month
  • date:  15th day of the eighlth Chinese calendar month
  • Frequency:  Annual
  • Related to:  Chuseok (in Korea), Tsukimi (in Japan), Uposatha of Ashvini/Krittika (similar festivals that generally occur on the same day in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo