Moon Festival : Google doodle celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is celebrated today and in Asian culture, it signifies the end of the harvest season.

Many places, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, and South Korea, celebrate holidays.

The Mid-Autumn Festival used to be held beneath a moonlit sky, and food gifts such pomegranates, cakes, and melons were placed on altars. This ancient custom served as a mark of appreciation to the moon for helping to produce bountiful harvests.

Even though customs have evolved over time, this day is still marked by gatherings, thanksgiving, and worship, as evidenced by the way that friends and families join together to enjoy mooncakes, adorn their homes with bright lanterns, and observe the moon. Each nation celebrates the holiday according to its own distinctive traditions because it is known throughout a wide range of regions surrounding Asia.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!