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 12th. 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.
- Mid-Autumn Festival Books for Kids — Some great books about this holiday
- Mid-Autumn Festival — This page from the China Highlights website includes a video about Mid-Autumn Festival.
- Mid-Autumn Festival — Information from the Voice of China website
- Enjoying the Wind and Moon Together — Mid-Autumn Festival information about Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan, from the Government Information Office, Republic of China
- The Mid-Autumn Festival — From the Travel in Taiwan website
- Moon Festival — From the China the Beautiful website
- The Harvest Moon Festival — From the University of Victoria
- The Legend of the Moon Festival — From the Chinatown Merchants Association, San Francisco
- Têt-Trung-Thu — Learn more about the Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival