How to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
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China, Beijing Guide (B): How to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

With autumn coming upon us, the enchanting celebration known as the Mid-Autumn Festival (or the Moon Festival) is right around the corner! It is a beautiful festival that brings together families, creating warm bonds and happy memories while watching the moon at its brightest time. Another reason to love or visit China for!

This year (2016), the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 15th, so in preparation for this charming event, we’d like to present you with all the information you need to truly enjoy the festivities!

With deep roots into the culture and history of the ancient Chinese people, this observance was closely related to the time of the harvest. As the ancient Chinese watched the moon above them and how it grew brighter at the time when the harvest was full and ready, the saw the need to thank this beautiful luminary in view of the good harvest they had, and thus offered sacrifices to it in the autumn. 

Beginning in the times of the Zhou Dynasty, these sacrifices were offered only by the royal class. Later, throughout the Tang Dynasty, the general public also started to worship the moon at its brightest time of the year, and the two celebrations were merged together to form the Moon Festival. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
Guide Location: China » Beijing
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Cezary Krol
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