Mid Autumn Festival is celebrated in many East Asian communities. It is an important reunion time for families. The Mid Autumn Festival is also called the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. It traditionally falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. The Mid Autumn Festival is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. Chinese people celebrate it by gathering for dinners and lighting paper lanterns. This year Mid Autumn Festival will be celebrated from the 1st to the 4th of Oct.
The ancient event is held to celebrate family while giving back thanks to crop harvests and it's spirit lives on. Today the family theme of the festival is still widely observed throughout Hong Kong. Children can be seen holding lanterns and consuming mooncakes with their loved ones.
In the city of HK the following day after Mid Autumn is a public holiday. There is a story about Mid Autumn Festival is quite interesting. The central legend associated with Mid-Autumn Festival concerns the goddess Chang’e. This tale continues to tell how long long time ago, the Earth had 10 suns, the heat of which ravaged the world with a terrible drought.
In Pic: the fable behind the Mid Autumn Festival