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Mid-Autumn Festival 2020

Full moon, mooncakes, and public BBQs—the most famous features of the harvest festival in Taiwan

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The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese Han and Vietnamese calendars. This falls on the night of the full moon between early September to early October on the Gregorian calendar.

The barbeque on the street in Taoyuan, Taiwan 2020
The barbeque on the street in Taoyuan, Taiwan
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In Taiwan, the celebration of this holiday mostly consists of eating moon cakes and barbecuing while basking in the full moon. The Taipei City government opened up to 20 riverside parks for public enjoyment, just specifically for this moon festival. For this occasion, people typically gather with friends and relatives to enjoy some quality time together in a simple, but fun holiday.

Mooncake, Sanzhi District, New Taipei, Taiwan 2020
Mooncake, Sanzhi District, New Taipei, Taiwan
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