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Asian and Overseas Chinese are Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

by Audrey Hazel
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September 21 is the Mid-Autumn Festival. Most Asian countries and overseas Chinese are preparing for this day. They are with their families and eat moon cakes and pomelo to celebrate the festival.


China set up lanterns to decorate during the Mid-Autumn Festival. (Photo via Unsplash)

Los Angeles, CA (Merxwire) – The Mid-Autumn Festival is an important festival in Asia. The date is August 15 of the lunar calendar every year (approximately September to October in the Gregorian calendar). The original purpose of the Mid-Autumn Festival is to worship the moon. People think that the moon on this day is the roundest, symbolizing perfection and perfection. Therefore, people pray to the moon, hoping to bless their families to maintain their health and society to maintain peace. They also worship their ancestors to express gratitude.

International events in Beijing

On September 17, 2021, as the Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA) and Beijing Central Business District (Beijing CBD) held an international exchange event for Mid-Autumn Festival. Diplomats from various countries enjoyed the colorful lantern show and experienced the charm of Chinese culture in Beijing CBD.

Mid-Autumn Festival in Media

The Mid-Autumn Festival Gala program of China Media Group (CMG) will meet with global audiences on the evening of September 21. On the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. CCTV+ Video News Agency will synchronize the highlights and release them to the global media. In addition, the Mid-Autumn Festival Gala will be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube.

Performance in London’s Chinatown

The crowd returned to central London. Many Chinese gathered in London’s Chinatown because there are Mid-Autumn Festival-related activities, including Chinese culture-Lion-Dance performances. The members of the Chinese community are very excited because the Mid-Autumn Festival event was canceled in 2020, and the Mid-Autumn Festival event will resume this year.

Eating moon cakes is one of the cultures of the Mid-Autumn Festival. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

Mooncakes are famous in Los Angeles

The Chinese community in the United States will eat moon cakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. A variety of Chinese mooncakes can be found in Los Angeles supermarkets, including the popular Suzhou- and Cantonese-style ones. The manufacturer said that in recent years, the Mid-Autumn Festival has begun to attract consumers around the world, which is reflected in the growth of US pastry sales.

BBQ activities in Taiwan

This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival activities in Taiwan are all BBQs at home because people try not to go out, avoid dating with friends, and reduce cross-county and city movement. BBQ is one of the main Mid-Autumn Festival activities in Taiwan. They will also eat moon cakes and pomelo with their families to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Mid-Autumn Festival in other regions

The Mid-Autumn Festival is also celebrated in Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and South Korea. Each country has developed its own way of celebrating. For example, in Singapore, people like to eat moon cakes made of durian. In Japan, people use pampas grass to decorate the roofs of houses as a symbol of the coming of autumn.

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