This year, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival falls on September 6-8. It is a day of Thanksgiving for the Chinese, when families come together and give thanks for the harvest and family unity. It falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month (in September or October) when the moon is bright and full in the sky. They celebrate by joining together to look at the moon, and eating moon cakes and a few other delicious treats. They also tell the old legends that make up some of the Moon Festival traditions.
I love using books as a way to teach the children about Chinese traditions. Here are some of our favorites about Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! And of course if you have any favorites, please share in the comments so we can read them too! Zhong qiu kuai le!