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5 things you need to know about the Moon festival

Before the celebrations begin in the following weeks, here are 5 things you need to know about the Moon Festival, including the origins, traditions, foods and fortunes of this Asian festival.

  11/09/2018 16:58

What

The Moon festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is the second biggest event on the Asian calendar. It is a truly multicultural affair that is celebrated in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and so on.

When

The Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month – this year it will be the 24th of September.

Why

Traditionally designed to give thanks to the moon for a bountiful harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been celebrated across Asia for thousands of years.

Where

From Melbourne to Manhattan, the Moon Festival events take place all around the world, but for the most lavish locations take a look at the top 3 Asian places to visit during the Moon Festival.

Eat

There are many auspicious dishes to enjoy during the Moon Festival, including duck, crab, rice dishes, and taro. But no Moon Festival celebration is complete without mooncakes. Discover the top 10 varieties of mooncakes, or learn how to make mooncakes in 10 easy steps.

Source Asian Inspirations
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