Mid-Hairst Festival

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Mid-Hairst Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival-beijing.jpg
Mid-Hairst Festival decorations in Beijing
Offeecial name 中秋节 (Zhōngqiū Jié, Cheenae)
Tết Trung Thu (Vietnam)
An aa called Muin Festival (八月節)
Observed bi Cheenese, Vietnamese
Teep Cultural, Releegious
Signeeficance Celebrates the end o the faw harvest
Observances Muin gazin
Consumption o muincakes
Consumption o osmanthus wine
Date 15t day o the 8t lunar month
Relatit tae Chuseok, Tsukimi
Mid-Hairst Festival
Cheenese name
Tradeetional Cheenese 中秋節
Simplifee'd Cheenese 中秋节
Min name
Cheenese 八月節
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese Tết Trung Thu
Chữ Nôm

The Mid-Hairst Festival is an offeecial harvest festival celebratit bi Cheenese an Vietnamese fowks.[1][2] The festival is held on the 15t day o the aicht month in the Cheenese calendar, durin a full muin, which is in late September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, close tae the autumnal equinox.[1]

The Govrenment o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae leetit the festival as an "intangible cultural heritage" in 2006 an a public holiday in 2008.[1] It is an aa a public holiday on Taiwan. Amang the Vietnamese, it is considered the seicont-maist important holiday tradeetion.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Yang, Fang. "Mid-Autumn Festival and its traditions". The festival, celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, has no fixed date on the Western calendar, but the day always coincides with a full moon. 
  2. Nguyen, Van Huy (2003), "The Mid-Autumn Festival (Tet Trung Thu), Yesterday and Today", in Kendall, Laurel, Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit, University of California Press, pp. 93–106, ISBN 0520238729