The Moon Festival is on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. It is one of the traditional Chinese Festivals.
On that day, the Chinese usually have a special family dinner. Each member of the family, even from far away, will go back home to have the dinner. During the dinner, they eat a lot of delicious food, watch TV programmes and chat about everything happily. They also eat moon cakes, an important kind of food of the Moon Festival. Moon cakes are always round like the moon. There is bean paste, egg-yolk, ice cream or some other nice fruits or food in them.
After the dinner, all the family members go out and enjoy the moon and the moonlight. They talk about the stories about the moon and laugh a lot.
They say there is a fairy maiden named Chang E with her rabbit and a sweet osmanthus tree on the moon. Is that true? It is just a legend. But the legend is so wonderful that we would rather believe it, right?
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. It is said that there was a dragon in the sky. The dragon wanted to swallow up the moon. To protect the frighten the dragon away.