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Celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

The 24 September marks the Mid-Autumn Festival in China. This harvest festival is considered one of the four most important Chinese festivals. It is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, when there is a full moon. To celebrate this event, the Modern Languages department arranged cultural and craft activities for pupils.

Head of Mandarin, Ms Zhie Liu, said: “In class, we discussed the story of Chang’e to inform the students of the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the traditions associated with it. We also created some lanterns and the students tried Mooncake for the first time and really enjoyed it.”

Mooncakes, traditionally eaten during the festival, are a rich pastry typically filled with sweet bean paste. They have been intricately linked to the Mid-Autumn Festival for centuries.