The Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiujie, is a festival for families to get together in China. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar
month, when the full moon returns to the sky. On this day, people eat a moon-shaped
dessert called a Moon Cake. All the family members sit together, eat Moon Cakes
and fresh fruits, and enjoy the sight of the round and bright moon. Those who cannot return home look at the round
moon and think of their family. Chinese people all around the world share
the same tradition. Just like an ancient Chinese poem says, the
moon was rising from the sea and all the people were sharing this moment.