In the Orient it is the moon that rules, with special occasions plotted on the lunar calendar. Thus the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon. For 2015 this translates to September 27 or 28 in the solar or western calendar.
|An assortment of moon cakes laid out prettily.|
An important part of the festival celebration is moon worship.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Mooncake Festival. For millions of Chinese across Asia and around the world the Mid-Autumn Festival is a big deal and second only to Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.
Houyi helplessly looking at his wife Chang'e
flying off to the moon after she drank the elixir.