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Chang E and her rabbit live here

The moon

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The date of Mid-Autumn Festival in 2021

September 21 (15th day of 8th month of Chinese lunar calendar)

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Festival

节日

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Alternative names of Mid-Autumn Festival

Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival, Zhongqiu Festival, Lantern Festival, Reunion Festival, Children's Festival, Harvest Moon, Chinese Thanksgiving

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Mooncakes are often cut into this many pieces

8

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Hou Yi shot this many suns

9

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Traditional treat for Mid-autumn Festival

Mooncakes / 月饼

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Mooncake

月饼

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Places that celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

China, Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan

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Popular mooncake fillings

Salted egg yolk, lotus seed, red bean

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Hou Yi received this gift for shooting down the suns

An elixir of immortality

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These are celebrated during the festival

The moon, the harvest, family

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

中秋节快乐!

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The Mid Autumn Festival occurred during this dynasty

Zhou Dynasty

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Besides mooncakes, these are also eaten during the festival

Pears, duck, taro, alcohol

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This is how Chang E became the moon goddess

By drinking the elixer

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Ways to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

Appreciating the moon, eating moon cake, making lanterns, having dinner together with family.

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Lantern riddles

灯谜

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The world record for the largest mooncake weighed this much

5,502.74 lb (2,496.4 kg)  

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This is why mooncakes are round

The round shape indicates the reunion (and resembles the full moon)

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