With the meaning of family reunion and thanksgiving, every year based on the Lunar calendar, the 15th day of the 8th month will be the day when countries across Asia celebrate this Mid-autumn festival.
Mid-autumn festival is also known as the Moon Festival and Tết Trung Thu in Vietnam.
The origin comes from the Chinese people celebrating their harvest during autumn’s fullest moon since around the 10th century. For them, full moon also symbolizes the wonderful image of family reunion, which reminds people to feel thankful for their family and where they came from. Throughout the centuries, the tradition of Moon Festival has passed down generations and been adopted by neighbouring countries of China, particularly Vietnam!
A full report covering several aspects of Moon Festival will follow next week from the School Magazine Team...