The Mid-Autumn Festival, also called “Moon festival” is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar when the moon appears at its fullest and brightest. It has been a tradition for more than 1,000 years and it is the Chinese version of “Thanksgiving”.
According to the lunar calendar, Mid-Autumn Festival is on 8 September (Monday) this year.
During the festival month, Chinese families will always have gatherings and enjoy festive goodies such as mooncakes and pomelos to celebrate harmony, family unity and togetherness.
The festival also celebrates the legend of Chang Er, the lady who is believed to have floated to the moon after swallowing the elixir of eternal life and now lives on the moon.
Welcome to visit our market with your family or friends today!
We wish you all a lovely Moon Festival!
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