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Greetings for the Mid Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar.

 

Accompanying the celebration, there are additional cultural or regional customs, such as:

Eating mooncakes, traditionally consisting primarily of lotus bean paste.

 

Drinking tea.

 

Matchmaking. In some parts of China, dances are held for young men and women to find partners. "One by one, young women are encouraged to throw their handkerchiefs to the crowd. The young man who catches and returns the handkerchief has a chance of romance.

 

Carrying brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers, floating sky lanterns.

 

Burning incense in reverence to deities including Chang'eFire Dragon Dances.

 

Solving riddles, or miyu in Mandarin Chinese, usually written on slips of paper and pasted on the lanterns.Moon rabbit is a traditional icon.

  

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Taken on September 28, 2012