Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 celebrated in China

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  Editor's note:

Mid-Autumn Festival takes place every year on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month and focuses around the moon. It celebrates the harvest season and the legend of the moon goddess, Chang'e. Having emerged in the Song dynasty (960-1279), it was as popular as New Year's Day during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1636-1912) dynasties, before becoming one of the most important festivals in China. This year, it falls on Sept. 29. 

  More about the traditional culture:

The Chinese character 月 ("yue"), meaning the moon, is a keyword for China's Mid-Autumn Festival. As an ancient Chinese custom, moon worship was an important ritual for offering sacrifices to the "Moon Goddess" in parts of China. >>

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) falls on Sept. 29 this year. The moon looks extremely round, big and bright on that day. It is a traditonal Chinese festival during which the most popular food is moon cakes. >>

  Festive events:

Golden Beach Beer City in Shandong prepares for upcoming holidays: Photos taken on Sept. 22, 2023, show Golden Beach Beer City in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province, decorated in anticipation of the combined National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays. >>

Event held to celebrate upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival in Malaysia: Children wearing Hanfu, an ancient clothing traditionally used to be worn by ethnic-majority Han Chinese, participated in an event to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept. 24, 2023. >>

Celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival starts at Yuyuan Garden: A series of cultural activities celebrating the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival kicked off in Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden Malls. >>

Customers shop for mooncakes in Canada: Customers shopped for mooncakes ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival at a supermarket in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept. 17, 2023. >>

Moon cake making in full swing in China: Workers made moon cakes at a workshop in Taizhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 13, 2023. >>

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