Mid Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival celebrated by Chinese communities all around the world. It's the second most important Chinese festival after the Lunar New year.
The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with a full moon at night, roughly falling between mid-September to early October.
It's a celebration of togetherness and gratitude where families traditionally came together to give thanks and celebrate the harvesting of crops for the festival.
Moon worship forms a large part of the celebrations as during this time it's said that the moon is at its fullest which signifies family reunion. Offerings are made to the moon lunar deity Chang'e (Moon Foddess of Immortality or Moon Lady). Rabbit on the moon often accompanies Moon lady. Read more about the Jade Rabbit here!
Nowadays the festival is also celebrated by lighting lanterns and eating mooncake!
To help celebrate we've put together some Free Printables!It's a great way to get together with your kids and learn about this amazing festival!
Just head to our Free Learning Resources section to access your downloads.
1 x free Lantern making template: Have some fun with the kids decorating and making your very own chinese lantern!
Scroll down to see our quick 'how to make a chinese lantern' video.
2 x free colouring sheets: 'Family Gathering’ and 'Rabbit and the moon' illustrations.
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