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Moon Festival. Estelle Hu Naperville Chinese School. Date. August 15 on lunar calendar Second month of autumn Mid Autumn Festival. Areas of Celebration. Chinese communities in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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Moon festival

Moon Festival

Estelle Hu

Naperville Chinese School


Date

  • August 15 on lunar calendar

  • Second month of autumn

  • Mid Autumn Festival


Areas of celebration
Areas of Celebration

  • Chinese communities in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

  • Areas influenced by Chinese culture – Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Japan and Korea.


Legend
Legend

  • Chang E flew to the moon

  • Become immortal


Origin
Origin

  • Tang Dynasty , 7th century, started to celebrate Moon Festival.

  • Autumn is a harvest season

  • Celebrate with big harvest with parties,

    singing, composing poems, enjoying moon cakes and fruits under the bright beautiful moon.



Legend1
Legend

  • Overthrown Mongol Empire (Yuan Dynasty), 13th century


Custom
Custom

  • Eat moon cakes


Customs
Customs

  • Enjoy pomelos


Custom1
Custom

  • Full moon symbolize Reunion



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