The mid-autumn festival or 中秋节 (zhōngqiū jié) falls on September 8 this year, which is neither the middle of autumn nor during a full moon. If you're left wondering what exactly you're supposed to do to celebrate this holiday apart from faking eternal gratitude and appreciation for the mooncakes gifted to you while secretly building up a stash in the corner of your cubicle for later hockey practice in your flat, wonder no longer! GoChengdoo's mini-guide to the Mid-Autumn Festival is here!
If you're looking for social activities, Cafe Panam(e) is hosting a mooncake eating contest on the weekend, but Ping Le Old Town is where the party's at with a three-day, free-to-enter music festival featuring 50 acts.
Finally, educate yourself with Four Things You Didn't Know About the Mid-Autumn Festival or take a look at the world's biggest mooncake.
Illustration by Jessie Brett.