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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: A Colorful Autumn Celebration!

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The mid-autumn Moon Festival is an annual event held as a series of inherited customs of sacrificial ceremonies. The ancient Chinese believed that the moon was tied to seasonal changes as well as agriculture, so in order to express their appreciation they made a sacrifice each autumn.

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According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the festival is to fall on the 15th day of the 8th month, so this year the
holiday falls on September 27, 2015. The festival itself is a 2-day occasion occurring Sept 26-27, and is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival in China.

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With many legends and customs tied to this holiday, including eating Moon Cake, the official food of the festival, people enjoy going to China to view the many activities during this celebrated, and very colorful, folklore festival.

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