China’s Mid-Autumn Festival is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunisolar month, which is in September or October. Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 is on September 19. Chinese people will have a three-day holiday from September 6 to 8.
The festival is the second most important festival after the Spring Festival to Chinese people. Every year, when the festival comes people go home from every corner of the country and the world to meet their family and have dinner with them, admire the full moon and eat mooncakes.
Chinese people believe a full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and family reunion. On Mid-Autumn Festival night the moon is supposed to be the brightest and fullest, which is why the festival is also known as the”Day of Reunion” and the “Moon Festival”