The Moon Festival is here! Otherwise known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or the Mooncake Festival, it’s widely celebrated in East and Southeast Asian countries. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese lunar year.
The festival is the second most important holiday in Chinese culture (right after the Chinese New Year). During that time, Chinese people throw a BBQ party with their close ones and eat full-moon-shaped cakes, which symbolize a family reunion. 💛❤️Also, they don’t throw away the pomelo peel! Instead, it is believed that making a hat out of it will bring them some good luck! In this post, you are going to learn four must-know Chinese phrases related to this festival as below.
Mooncake 月餅/月饼 (yuè bǐng)
Barbeque 烤肉 (kǎo ròu)
Pomelo 柚子 (yòu zi)
Admire the moon 賞月/赏月 (shǎng yuè)
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There are many fascinating legends related to Mid-Autumn Festival 🥮. Check out our other two posts below to learn more.
🥮 The Mid-Autumn Festival: Stories from the Moon
🥮 How Are You Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival?