Mid Autumn LANTERN Festival
Chinese people celebrating this Mid-Autumn LANTERN Festival by eating round cakes and enjoying the moon. The tradition of hanging coloured lanterns and seven starred flags and beating drums and gongs probably dates from the Ming Dynasty. The Mid Autumn Festival is celebrated in the last month of the Northern summer, when the days are still warm and it is more pleasant to be outside appreciating the beauty of the full moon. Strips of paper with riddles written on them are glued to the lanterns for children and adults to guess. There are programmes like Story Telling and moon cake making, lantern making workshop and tea and moon cake tasting.