It’s time to break out those lanterns to celebrate the longtime tradition of family and harvest this long weekend. Held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival traditionally marks and celebrates the end of the Autumn harvest. The festival was traditionally a thanksgiving celebration, with families gathering to eat mooncakes and admire the full moon. Moon worship also played a part; food was offered to the moon, and lanterns were carried to symbolise its light. A must-see event is the enormous fire dragon dance in Tai Hang, where a Chinese dragon constructed with 70,000 glowing incense sticks winds through the streets down to Tin Hau. Here’s our guide to the best places for Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in Hong Kong gives you no reason to refuse a mooncake!
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