Mid-Autumn Festival Resources


Mooncakes by Loretta Seto

thanking the moon

Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin


Celebrating Chinese Festivals by Sanmu Tang

When: Sunday, September 27, 2015; celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month

What: One of the most important holidays of the year for Chinese people, Mid-Autumn Festival also called the Family Reunion Festival or Moon Festival is compared to Thanksgiving because it is a harvest festival.  This holiday pays homage to the moon.

Who: Chinese and many other Asian people

Crafts: Paper lanterns are usually round like the moon or in the shape of an animal.

Fun game played by children: Children play a game called “Encircling the Toad” (guanxiamo), where the group forms a circle around a child chosen to be a Toad King and chants a song that transforms the child into a toad. He jumps around like a toad until water is sprinkled on his head; then he stops.

Celebrated by eating mooncakes.

Please read more about Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival here.