Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival – also known as the Moon, Mooncake or Lantern¬†Festival – is a popular Asian celebration of abundance and togetherness that dates back almost 3,000 years. The date for this festival coincideds with the Autumn Equinox of the solar calendar and, with the moon at its fullest and brightest, it’s the perfect time to rejoice the summer’s harvest. On this day, family members and friends gather to admire the moon, eat traditional mooncakes (pictured) and light lanterns in celebration.