Mid-Autumn Festival of 2015 is celebrated on September 27. The holiday in China starts from September 25 to September 27.
Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival, which means it is a celebration that happens at the time of the main harvest. Its name is also based on the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th mouth on the Chinese lunar calendar, and it is between early September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.
Mid-Autumn Festival is considered the second most important festival after the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) to Chinese people. In this festival, people go home from different parts of the country and the world to meet family, eat dinner with them, and eat mooncakes. The most interesting thing that happens in this particular day is that the moon is at its brightest and roundest. Chinese people believe that a full moon symbolizes peace, happiness, prosperity, and family reunion.
Mid-Autumn Festival is also called Moon Festival, Moon Cake Festival, and ZhongQiu Jie (Jie means festival).
Mid-Autumn Festival Dates
2015 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 27. The holiday in China starts from September 25 to September 27.
2016 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 15. The holiday in China starts from September 15 to September 17.
2017 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on October 4. The holiday in China starts from October 4 to October 8 because it is within the National Day holiday.
2018 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 28. The holiday in China starts from September 22 to September 24.
Chinese people celebrate eight traditional Chinese festivals, which are Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Lantern Festival, QingMing Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Double Seventh Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, ChongYang Festival, and Winter Solstice.