Sep 11, 2011

Google Doodle for Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

This festival is also known as Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival, Lantern Festival, Peh Goeh Cheh.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people, dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China's Shang Dynasty

Sep 22, 2010 - Moon Festival - (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) 

It was first called Zhongqiu Jie (literally "Mid-Autumn Festival") in the Zhou Dynasty. In MalaysiaSingapore, and the Philippines, it is also sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. It is a date that parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and roundest. The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake, of which there are many different varieties. The Chinese festival is very traditional and a great way to celebrate.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the few most important holidays in the Chinese calendar, the others being Chinese New Year and Winter Solstice, and is a legal holiday in several countries. (Wikipedia)

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