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Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the grandest festival celebrated Mainland China and East Asia. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest. The Mid-Autumn Festival brings families together to celebrate the harvest under a full moon. The holiday is all about giving thanks, for nature’s abundance and for joyful reunions with loved ones.Traditional celebrations include sharing mooncakes, admiring the full moon, and playing riddles, a highly engaged word game written on paper lanterns. This year Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 13th September.
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The popular food in Mid-Autumn Festival is none other than moon cake which consist of a thin, tender pastry skin enveloping a sweet, dense filling, and may contain one or more whole salted egg yolks in their center as the symbol of the full moon. The mooncake is not just a food. It is a profound cultural tradition deep in Chinese people's hearts, symbolizing a spiritual feeling. At Mid-Autumn Festival people eat mooncakes together with family, or present mooncakes to relatives or friends, to express love and best wishes.
Throughout China and East Asia, the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in a variety of ways. As with many other Chinese holidays, many families and companies set out lanterns to make the surroundings appear more festive. The traditional lanterns are designed with the lucky color red, but there are also many other homemade and commercial variations that make viewing lanterns interesting.
Some people write riddles on their lanterns, so that people can enjoy solving them with friends or family. These lanterns are often displayed in parks, so many families have traditions of taking a tour during the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival to enjoy the bright colors and friendly surroundings. In cities with access to rivers and other bodies of water, there are traditions of lighting lanterns and watching them float downstream in the middle of the night. This is often a beautiful spectacle that many people come to see.
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