Mid-Autumn Festival

Grilled moon cake

Grilled moon cake, Binh Giang, via Wikimedia Commons

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar and will be observed this year on September 8th. This festival has been celebrated by both Chinese and Vietnamese people for over 3,000 years and is one of the most important holidays on the Chinese calendar. The Mid-Autumn Festival marks the end of the harvest season and is highlighted by family gatherings to take in the brilliance of the harvest moon and the preparation and eating of moon cakes.