Mid-Autumn Festival

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The Mid-Autumn Festival started about 3000 years ago. It was a way to celebrate the harvest. Families would get together on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar at full moon. It was a time when people were looking forward to the sun’s heat again and women who wanted babies would send out those wishes at this time. All these wishes were represented by the lanterns that the Chinese would traditionally hang all over at this time of the year. Over time this cultural celebration has gone through many changes.