The 27th of September is the Mid-Autumn Festival which is a traditional festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar and Vietnamese calendar. The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second largest festival  in China. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. It is sometimes referred to as the Moon Festival, as at this time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest.

Main celebration:

  • Making and sharing mooncakes is one of the hallmark traditions of this festival. In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and unity. Thus, the sharing and eating of round mooncakes among family members.
  • A notable part of celebrating the holiday is the carrying of brightly lit lanterns,  lighting lanterns on towers, or floating sky lanterns.

 Lets eat moon cakes and celebrate! Btw you can buy moon cakes from most Chinese supermarkets in Newcastle, our favourite is;

HiYou. 108 Newgate Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 5RQ

letslivehere wishes everyone a happy Mid-Autumn Festival! ! !