College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Chinese Moon Festival

Mooncakes 1The Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhongqiujié), also known as the Moon Festival, is on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar. The Moon Festival has a long history and is full of legendary stories such as the Moon Lady-Chang E, the Man-Wu Gang, the hare-Jade Rabbit.

What do Chinese eat on this day? MOONCAKE! The Chinese eat the moon cake and drink tea at night with the full moon in the sky. Moon cake has various shapes and fillings and there are many traditional recipes to be found. Don't forget to get some at the Chinese grocery store in your city around the festival. You will be surprised and want more!

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