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                                The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival or Zhongqiu Festival, is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people. This year's Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Sept. 30.

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                                Which of the following do you like best about Mid-Autumn Day?
                                Mooncakes
                                Family reunion
                                Enjoying the moon
                                Lanterns and lantern riddles
                                Others
                                What's your plan for the upcoming 8-day holiday?
                                Shopping
                                Spending time with family
                                Travel
                                Hanging out with friends
                                Working
                                Others

                                Stories and Traditions

                                - Houyi and Chang'e

                                Houyi and Chang'e Celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival is strongly associated with the legend of Houyi, his student Feng Meng, and Chang'e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality.

                                - The Hare or The Jade Rabbit

                                - Overthrow of Mongol rule

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                                Mid-Autumn Festival
                                Official name Zhōngqiū Jié (中秋节)
                                Also called Moon Festival
                                Mooncake Festival
                                Lantern Festival
                                Observed by Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese
                                Significance Celebrates the end of the fall harvest
                                Date 15th day of the 8th lunar month
                                2012 date September 30
                                2013 date September 19
                                Observances consumption of mooncakes, worship of deities (Chang'e)

                                Holiday travel recommendation

                                • Weizhou island

                                  Weizhou island
                                  Weizhou island
                                • The old town of Phoenix

                                  The old town of Phoenix
                                  The old town of Phoenix
                                • Lijiang

                                  Lijiang
                                  Lijiang
                                • Fujian Tulou

                                  Fujian Tulou
                                  Fujian Tulou
                                • Nyingchi

                                  Nyingchi
                                  Nyingchi
                                • Wuzhen water town

                                  Wuzhen water town
                                  Wuzhen water town
                                • Fiji

                                  Fiji
                                  Fiji
                                • Amsterdam

                                  Amsterdam
                                  Amsterdam
                                • Japan

                                  Japan
                                  Japan
                                • Garden Paths

                                  Garden Paths
                                  Garden Paths
                                • Vienna

                                  Vienna
                                  Vienna
                                • Reykjavik

                                  Reykjavik
                                  Reykjavik

                                China's tranditional holidays

                                Qingming

                                Qingming

                                Tomb Sweeping Day, or Qingming, is a national festival stretching back more than 2,500 years for people to honor and remember their deceased loved-ones at cemeteries and memorials.
                                Duanwu

                                Duanwu

                                Duanwu Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival and the Double Fifth, is a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China and associated with a number of East Asian and Southeast Asian societies.
                                Qixi

                                Qixi

                                Qixi Festival, also known as Magpie Festival, falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the lunar calendar. It has sometimes been called Chinese Valentine's Day since the late 1990s.

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