The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival this year falls on September 19- 21. So get your travel plans sorted because its a great time to travel in China. Here is your Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 Travel Guide. This holiday is quite pleasant with the autumn weather rolling in spreading great temperatures and making this holiday a great time to do some traveling.
The Chinese Mid Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second biggest festival after the Spring Festival, and is another time for Chinese workers to travel home and be with family. As you might have guessed the festival gets its name by… being in the middle of autumn of course. However the festival is also known as the Moon Festival. This festival is all about getting together with family members, eating moon cakes, and of course travel.
What are moon cakes? You might be asking, well moon cakes are a kind of cookie pastry with various and strange fillings, then and on the surface there are different artistic patterns depicting the Legendary story of Chang E flying to the moon. In the ancient times this food use to be treated as a kind of food one would use for sacrificial offerings to the moon. But today, People eat them, and they eat alot of them. Personally i’m not a fan, but that could just be because i’ve always received the strange flavors. The common fillings are anything from nuts, sugar, sesame, ham, red bean, lotus seed, egg yolk, walnuts, pumkin seeds, watermelon seeds, and others.
Here are some great places to visit during the Mid Autumn Festival.
Has lived and traveled in China for the past 5 years which he has become well versed in the Chinese language, history, culture, and much more. When he isn't traveling he is living in Beijing; writing, doing kung fu, studying Chinese, playing guitar, working on his screenplays, having daily adventurers, and much more.
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