One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Chinese festival held in the middle of the autumn.
- ‘The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is one of the three main holidays in the traditional Chinese calendar.’
- ‘There, for every major festival - such as New Year, the mid-autumn Moon Festival, and Tomb-Sweeping Day, when Chinese visit their ancestral tombs - we would celebrate family reunions.’
- ‘Perhaps China wants to let these people reunite with their families for the coming Moon Festival,’ said Chiu.’
- ‘It also coincided with the annual Moon Festival, billed as an auspicious time for reunions, and massive National Day celebrations for the 55th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic.’
- ‘For the Moon Festival in mid-autumn, ‘moon cakes’ are served, baked pastries filled with ground sesame and lotus seeds or dates.’
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