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In China, the Moon Festival is the second largest traditional celebration in the country. However, the festival is also celebrated with equal excitement and enthusiasm in Chinese communities across the globe.

In the United States, the Moon Festival is known as Harvest moon and autumn equinox, likewise in Macau it is known as Zhongqiujie. Though it is known by various names, the celebration remains the same, as a time of family reunion and a remembrance of the Moon Goddess. Here is a few examples of how the Chinese Moon Festival is Celebrated Across the World.

The United States of America

The moon festival is known as the Mooncake festival and the Super Harvest Moon. The Chinese living in The States celebrate the festival with great fervour and enthusiasm. They make their own lanterns, mooncakes, tangyuan, and present offerings to the Moon Goddess. Families get together, eat mooncakes and watch the moon and the lanterns on the Moon Festival night. Children carry lanterns and stroll in the gardens and parks and later release them. They also invite their American friends over for a grand moon festival dinner.

celebration of moon festival in america

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Macau, Hong Kong

In Macau they believe that the round shape of the moon symbolises unity, and the full moon brings out the sentiments attached to the moon festival. Families get together and offer sacrifices to the Moon Goddess. Spherical fruits such as grapes, pomegranates, pears and Osmanthus-flavoured wine along with mooncakes are offered to the Moon Goddess in a hope of a generous harvest the coming year. Mooncakes are relished and cultural performances like the fire dragon dance and the lion dance are extremely popular as well. Neighbourhoods across Hong Kong host lantern festivals and carnivals in honour of the Moon Festival. The grandest celebration that takes place in Hong Kong happens at the Victoria Park on Hong Kong island.

celebration of Moon festival in Hong Kong

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Australia

Moon festival is considered to be one of the biggest and the brightest Asian festivals celebrated in Australia. Celebrations include various traditions such eating mooncakes, burning incense, performances of lion and dragon dance, and releasing lanterns. Friends and family get together and watch the moon on the night of the Moon Festival.

Moon festival is celebrated all over Australia , especially in a few local communities residing in Australia. The Vietnamese living in Cabramatta host the Cabramatta Moon Festival which is one of the biggest celebrations across Australia. The Cabramatta moon festival observes a footfall of almost 90,000 people from all over Australia. Loads of other local communities have started organising Moon Festival events, and some of the more popular ones are Crown Casino, OzAsia's Moon Festival, Boxhill-Melbourne, Adelaide and Dandenong. At all these festivals you can find numerous Asian delicacies, and participate in the Moon Festival's cultural activities such as floating lanterns, savour mooncakes, and watch spectacular cultural performances at the Cabramatta Moon Festival.

celebration of lantern parade in australia

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How The Chinese Moon Festival is Celebrated Across the World

In China, the Moon Festival is the second largest traditional celebration in the country. However, the festival is also celebrated with equal excitement and enthusiasm in Chinese communities across the globe.

In the United States, the Moon Festival is known as Harvest moon and autumn equinox, likewise in Macau it is known as Zhongqiujie. Though it is known by various names, the celebration remains the same, as a time of family reunion and a remembrance of the Moon Goddess. Here is a few examples of how the Chinese Moon Festival is Celebrated Across the World.

The United States of America

The moon festival is known as the Mooncake festival and the Super Harvest Moon. The Chinese living in The States celebrate the festival with great fervour and enthusiasm. They make their own lanterns, mooncakes, tangyuan, and present offerings to the Moon Goddess. Families get together, eat mooncakes and watch the moon and the lanterns on the Moon Festival night. Children carry lanterns and stroll in the gardens and parks and later release them. They also invite their American friends over for a grand moon festival dinner.

celebration of moon festival in america

Image: Google Royalty Free image

Macau, Hong Kong

In Macau they believe that the round shape of the moon symbolises unity, and the full moon brings out the sentiments attached to the moon festival. Families get together and offer sacrifices to the Moon Goddess. Spherical fruits such as grapes, pomegranates, pears and Osmanthus-flavoured wine along with mooncakes are offered to the Moon Goddess in a hope of a generous harvest the coming year. Mooncakes are relished and cultural performances like the fire dragon dance and the lion dance are extremely popular as well. Neighbourhoods across Hong Kong host lantern festivals and carnivals in honour of the Moon Festival. The grandest celebration that takes place in Hong Kong happens at the Victoria Park on Hong Kong island.

celebration of Moon festival in Hong Kong

Image: Google Royalty Free image

Australia

Moon festival is considered to be one of the biggest and the brightest Asian festivals celebrated in Australia. Celebrations include various traditions such eating mooncakes, burning incense, performances of lion and dragon dance, and releasing lanterns. Friends and family get together and watch the moon on the night of the Moon Festival.

Moon festival is celebrated all over Australia , especially in a few local communities residing in Australia. The Vietnamese living in Cabramatta host the Cabramatta Moon Festival which is one of the biggest celebrations across Australia. The Cabramatta moon festival observes a footfall of almost 90,000 people from all over Australia. Loads of other local communities have started organising Moon Festival events, and some of the more popular ones are Crown Casino, OzAsia’s Moon Festival, Boxhill-Melbourne, Adelaide and Dandenong. At all these festivals you can find numerous Asian delicacies, and participate in the Moon Festival’s cultural activities such as floating lanterns, savour mooncakes, and watch spectacular cultural performances at the Cabramatta Moon Festival.

celebration of lantern parade in australia

Image: Jan Smith used under the Creative Commons Licence

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