The Mid-Autumn Festival is all about expressing familial love, so it’s only fitting to spend it at home with your family. Here are some traditional Mid-Autumn Festival activities for a meaningful celebration:
1. Happy Family Reunion
It’s common among Asians to have strong family ties. This is the time when almost all the members of your clan get together and catch up. Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated by having dinner on the evening of the festival. Traffic jams are typical during this long holiday as people pour in from different parts of the country in order to reach home.
2. Moon Gazing and Worshipping
When people look at the moon, it reminds them of their loved ones and their homeland. And in Chinese beliefs, the moon symbolizes family reunion. After dinner, families put a table outside, and they put mooncakes, fruits, incense, and candlesticks, facing towards the moon.
Nowadays, this tradition is not so much practiced. It's rare to see families worshiping the moon in big cities. However, in some old towns or tourist cities, people still hold a ceremony to worship the moon in a square, park, or street, but this is more like a performance.
It wouldn't hurt to practice this simple tradition with family, especially in a time where travelling has come to a standstill.