Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhōng qiū 中秋)

HUANG Shu-min

Historical illustration of the legendary Moon Palace. The Mid-Autumn Festival is also called the “Moon Festival.”

A Chinese holiday celebrated during the autumn season, Zhong Qiu celebrates family togetherness, which is symbolized by the roundness of the completely full moon. Though the true origin of this festival is unknown, and many of the traditions associated with it are derived from a range of tribes and countries, it is considered one of the most important festivals for….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:42+00:00 January 17th, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Festival, History, Arts, and Culture|Comments Off on Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhōng qiū 中秋)

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