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The聽Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the聽Moon Festival聽or聽Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated in聽Chinese culture. Similar holidays are celebrated in聽Japan聽(Tsukimi),聽Korea聽(Chuseok),聽Vietnam聽(T岷縯 Trung Thu), and other countries in聽East聽and聽Southeast Asia.

It is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture; its popularity is on par with that of聽Chinese New Year. The history of the Mid-Autumn Festival dates back over 3,000 years. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the聽Chinese lunisolar calendar聽with a聽full moon聽at night, corresponding to mid-September to early October of the聽Gregorian calendar. On this day, the Chinese believe that the Moon is at its brightest and fullest size, coinciding with harvest time in the middle of Autumn.