Mid-autumn Festival is a popular and important lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar. There are some traditions in this holiday. For example, people will have a big dinner with their families. After dinner, they often enjoy the full moon which is round and bright on that day. The other traditions of the mid-autumn festival is eating moon cake. Moon cake is the essential thing of that day, which means reunion.
As time goes by, there are various kinds of moon cakes, but they are much more expensive than before. I like mid-autumn festival because my families will get together and have a big dinner on that day.
The Mid-Autumn Festival has an interesting history. Long ago, in one of the dynasties of China, there was a king who was very cruel to the people and did not manage the country well. The people were so angry that some brave of them suggested to kill the king. So they wrote notes telling about the meeting place and time and put them into the moon cakes.
On the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, every person was told to buy the cakes. When they ate them they discovered the notes. Then, they gathered together to make a sudden attack on the king. From then on the Chinese people celebrate on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and eat "moon cakes" in memory of that important event.
The Mid-Autumn is a very important Chinese festival. It falls on the 15th day of August. A few days before the festival, everyone in the family will help to make the house clean and beautiful. Lanterns will be hung in front of the house.
On the evening there will be a big family dinner. People who work far away from their homes will try to come back for the union. After dinner, people will light the lanterns which are usually red and round. Children will play with their own toy lanterns happily.
At night the moon is usually round and bright. People can enjoy the moon while eating moon-cakes which are the special food for this festival. They can look back on the past and look forward to the future together