There's only two weeks to go before the Chinese Mid-autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, which is on the 28th of this month. Spring Festival tops all the traditional festivals
And a survey conducted by Xinhua News Agency and online portal Sina has found that nine out of ten people believe the upcoming festival should be a national holiday.
92 percent of the surveyed think the Mid-autumn festival is a tradition that does not gain enough attention. 86 percent think making it a national holiday could help raise its position in people's minds.
As for how to spend the festival, 42 percent choose to spend it with families, 27 percent will eat moon cakes and enjoy the moon, and 11 percent will watch TV programs. A further 13 percent say they won't do anything special.
Spring Festival tops all the traditional Chinese festivals in the survey as the most valued festival in China, but with only 27 percent support. Mid-autumn gets 22 percent support, while all other came in below 20 percent.
(CRI.com September 13, 2004)