Every 15th day of the 8th month of Chinese calendar is Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the two most important festivals in China (the other being the Spring Festival). In ancient China, people celebrated the summer harvest on that day. This festival has a history of over 3000 years. That day is also the Autumn Equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. So it is also called Moon Festival.
Alike Spring Festival, Chinese people reunite on that day to celebrate the summer harvest and also appreciate the moon. There are kinds of celebrating activities, such as:
Among these activities, the most widely practice is eating moon cakes and watching the full moon. During the long history, many poets wrote numerous poems pertinent to Mid-Autumn Festival. And gradually people concluded some best places for enjoying the full moon view. And here ShanghaiFocus recommend you four of them. Pay a visit to one or two these places will get you better experience of Chinese culture.
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