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How many days for holiday in 2017 Mid-Autumn Festival? How Chinese people do in mid-autumn festival? What is moon-cake holiday in China? Learn More China now shares Mid-Autumn Holiday with you. 

2017 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on October 4th. The day is within the National Day holiday (Oct. 1 - 7) and will prolong this holiday to Oct. 8. Due to the pleasant autumn weather this is a peak time for travel.
2017 mid-autumn holiday
Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest.

The holiday schedule of mainland China in recent years is offered as follows.Mid-Autumn Festival

Year Date Holiday
2016 Sep. 15 Sep. 15 - 17
2017 Oct. 4 Oct. 4 (It is within the National Day holiday (Oct. 1 - 7) and will prolong this holiday to Oct. 8)
2018 Sep. 24 Sep. 22 - 24
2019 Sep. 13 Sep. 13 - 15
2020 Oct. 1 Oct. 1 (It is within the National Day holiday (Oct. 1 - 7) and will prolong this holiday to Oct. 8)

2021 Sep. 21 Sep. 19 - 21

During Mid-Autumn holiday, Chinese will eat mooncake. The Moon Cake is the special food of Mid-Autumn Festival. On that day, people sacrifice moon cakes to the moon as an offering and eat them for celebration. Moon cakes come in various flavors according to the region. The moon cakes are round, symbolizing the reunion of a family, so it is easy to understand how the eating of moon cakes under the round moon can evoke longing for distant relatives and friends. Nowadays, people present moon cakes to relatives and friends to demonstrate that they wish them a long and happy life.

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