The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar. Festive vibes permeate the town where main streets are decorated with colorful lanterns to celebrate the festival. As one of the most celebrated festivities in Chinese culture, the Mid-Autumn Festival symbolizes a time for family reunion. Locals enjoy eating mooncakes and offer this sweet pastry as a gift to relatives and friends as a tradition for this occasion.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival, families gather for a joyful dinner followed by a night out admiring the beautiful full moon. Others may enjoy a picnic in the garden, by the lake or beach, having mooncakes and fruits that are in season under the moonlight while children play with traditional paper lanterns or more flame-resistant plastic ones that light up.
When: Friday, September 13, 2019
Where: Commemorative Gallery of the Macao Basic Law, Avenida de Marciano Baptista, Macau (left side of the Macao Forum’s Main Entrance)
How much: Free admission
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