The fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month is the Mid-Autumn Festival, a celebration that focuses on the moon. Enjoying the beauty of the full moon on this day has been a long-standing Chinese tradition for centuries. The roundness of the full moon expresses people’s desire for a wholesome happy family. In Qingdao, people like to go to Laoshan Taiqing Palace、May Fourth Square or Lover’s Dam to enjoy the moon.
Eating moon cakes is also an important custom. Due to the different diet habits in different regions, moon cakes vary in taste. Although the taste of moon cake is changing, the symbolic meaning of the full moon remains unchanged. And the Chinese custom of eating moon cake and longing for reunion during the Mid-Autumn Festival will never fade away.
(By Xu Leyuan/Liuqin/Fanying)