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Time to start gearing up to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival! This festival, sometimes called the Mooncake Festival, is for worshipping the moon when it is at its fullest and roundest. It takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, which falls on September 12 this year. The celebration dates back 3,000 years to China’s Shang Dynasty.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in China, second only to Chinese New Year. On this day, friends and families gather to admire the bright-autumn harvest moon and eat mooncakes. Traditionally, thirteen moon cakes are piled in a pyramid to symbolize the thirteen moons of a “complete year,” being twelve moons plus one intercalary moon.

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