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How to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is one of the most significant holidays in China as well as Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand that occurs between January and February (this year falls on January 31st). The festivities last for over two weeks and are accompanied by numerous interesting traditions and superstitions. Let’s get familiar with some of them or the ins and outs of this great festival, and how to celebrate Chinese New Year!

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Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration in China

The Moon Festival also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important traditional holidays in China, and can be compared by its significance to Christmas and Thanksgiving in the Western culture. Annually observed during the full moon on the 15th day of the 8th month according to Chinese lunar calendar, the festival marks the end of the summer harvest.

Moon festival is very important and popular among Chinese population around the world including such countries as China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and other. Moon Festival is joyful time for family, lovers and friends to reunite, take a break from work and pay homage to the moon on the clearest night of the year by reading poems and eating mooncakes. Those who have settled overseas and can’t come back and celebrate with their loved ones send them their best regards along with small gifts for Moon Festival.

Moon Cakes
Eating moon cake during the Mid-Autumn Festival is a long standing tradition. People sacrifice moon cakes as offerings and eat them to express their gratitude to the moon and celebrate harvest.

Moon cakes come in various flavors which change according to the region and can be filled with red bean paste, walnuts, peanuts, ham, dried flowered petals and other ingredients. These round pastries symbolize happiness and reunion, making it an indispensable food for the holiday and great gift to China for relatives and friends as a wish for a long and happy life.

During the festival people buy plenty of moon cakes and give they to people they know. On this day everyone gets a moon cake from friends, relatives, bosses and government.

Gifts for Moon Festival

Don’t forget to send your best wishes on Moon Festival to relatives, loved ones, friends, business colleagues and employees in China, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, USA and other countries with a large Chinese population. Choose between a great variety of gifts from classic beautifully decorated gourmet baskets filled with authentic festival treats to beautiful plants and flower arrangements. Select a gift that suits your recipient’s taste and your budget and be sure your wishes of luck and prosperity will be delivered right on time for this Moon Festival!



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