Moon Festival

Published on 17 September 2020


Get ready to celebrate the Moon Festival at home with Maribyrnong Libraries!

The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is celebrated every year by many countries in Asia. It follows the lunar calendar and falls in the middle of Autumn in countries like China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Japan (but for us in Australia, it's in the middle of Spring). Known as 中秋節 (in China) or Tết Trung Thu (in Vietnam), it is also related to Chuseok (in Korea) and Tsukimi (in Japan). This year it falls on 1 October.

The festival traditionally celebrates the gathering of friends and family, good harvesting of crops and thanksgiving and good fortune during the time when the moon is the fullest and most beautiful. For some festive cheer while being stuck at home this Moon Festival, Maribyrnong Libraries has this helpful guide to celebrating at home! Download the printable PDF at the link below.

Download the Moon Festival at Home guide(PDF, 8MB)

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