The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Chinese Moon Festival, brings families together to celebrate the harvest under a full moon. The Festival is the second most important traditional festival in China after Chinese New Year. People here like to extend greetings to their relatives and friends to share the joy of the festival and make happy moments.
The holiday falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and has been celebrated for more than 3,000 years back to the Shang Dynasty. The way to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival is to visit with family and close friends, casually chatting under the moonlight. It’s an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. The holiday feels like an family or friends reunion with mooncakes, tea and brightly-colored lanterns.
The Mid-Autumn Festival marks the first festival after the start of the new semester. ISAC wish all foreign teachers a happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
— The ISAC Team
Sept. 24th, 2018