Mid-Autumn Festival

Chang'e, the Chinese Goddess of the Moon. (Image: Secret China)

Legends of the Mid-Autumn Festival

After the Lunar New Year, the second-most important Chinese holiday is the zhongqiujie (中秋節), or Mid-Autumn Festival. It is a festival for a reunion under the full moon that often appears on the 15thday of the eighth lunar month, which…

Mooncakes are a staple of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. (Image:  lr175
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Why Chinese Eat Mooncakes

One of the most well-known staples of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is the mooncake, called yuebing (月餅) in Chinese. While the name “mooncake” goes back only to the Tang Dynasty over a millennium ago, the basic concept has been around…

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Legends of the Mid-Autumn Festival

After the Lunar New Year, the second-most important Chinese holiday is the zhongqiujie (中秋節), or Mid-Autumn Festival. It is a festival for a reunion under the full moon that often…

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Why Chinese Eat Mooncakes

One of the most well-known staples of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is the mooncake, called yuebing (月餅) in Chinese. While the name “mooncake” goes back only to the Tang Dynasty…

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Origin and Brief History of the Moon Cake

The Mid-Autumn Festival usually falls in September or early October. In China, moon cakes have blanketed markets. Were it not for the Mid-Autumn Festival and its traditions, moon cakes may…