The fifteenth day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar is the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is one of the traditional festivals in China. On that day, people looked up to the bright moon in the sky and hoped for family reunion. Travelers who are far away from home also use this to pin their thoughts on their hometown and their relatives. Therefore, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also called “Reunion Festival”. In a way, it’s like Thanksgiving in Western countries.
On this day, people usually reunite with their families and enjoy delicious food. After that, people always eat delicious moon cakes and watch the moon. The moon is always full that day, reminiscent of family and friends. It is a day of joy and happiness.