The Moon festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is the second biggest event on the Asian calendar. It is a truly multicultural affair that is celebrated in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and so on.
The Moon Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month – this year it will be the 24th of September.
Traditionally designed to give thanks to the moon for a bountiful harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been celebrated across Asia for thousands of years.
From Melbourne to Manhattan, the Moon Festival events take place all around the world, but for the most lavish locations take a look at the top 3 Asian places to visit during the Moon Festival.
There are many auspicious dishes to enjoy during the Moon Festival, including duck, crab, rice dishes, and taro. But no Moon Festival celebration is complete without mooncakes. Discover the top 10 varieties of mooncakes, or learn how to make mooncakes in 10 easy steps.