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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2020

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2020

29 September 2020

China National Day falls upon the same day as Mid-Autumn Festival - 1st October 2020

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, falling on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, is among the most important and widely celebrated traditional festivals in China. It is a special day when families gather for reunion, celebrating autumn harvests, enjoying a big feast and the specific tea biscuit for this festival, known as Moon-cake, and admiring what’s believed to be the fullest moon of the year. In Chinese culture, the full moon symbolizes family reunion and life completeness with its roundness in shape.

Coincidentally, 2020 Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival falls upon the day of October 1st, which is the official National Day of P. R. C China. The Consulate-General of China in Manchester recently hosted a brief celebration at Cloud attended by over 200 guests at invitation.

Back in China, people will enjoy a 4-day holiday, allowing families to gather and celebrate these two special days.

The Confucius Institute at Newcastle University would like to wish all colleagues and friends a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

published on: 29 September 2020