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 19th. 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 — See our Pinterest board for a selection of children’s books to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival
- 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
- The Harvest Moon Festival — From the University of Victoria
- The Legend of the Moon Festival — From the Chinatown Merchants Association, San Francisco
- Tet Trung Thu 2013 – Vietnam’s Mid-Autumn Festival — A brief introduction to the Vietnamese holiday of Tet Trung Thu from Holidaysia.com