The Mid-Autumn Festival is a big three-day holiday that Chinese people celebrate by going home to their families, so tickets tend to sell out on long-distance trains and buses as people from the mainland try to go back home.
The Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival occurs while it is still late summer in Southern China. The Mid-Autumn festival synchronises with the 15th day of the 8th month on the Lunar calendar. As the locals head out, it would be a great time to stay at luxury hotels in Macau and explore the emptied city.
Chinese Believe the Moon is the Brightest
The Chinese believe that the moon is at its brightest in fall. The Mid-Autumn Festival doesn’t occur on a full moon day but often the cycles of the moon coincide with the lunar calendar.
Since it is considered the 2nd most important festival, all the luxury resorts like Hotel Okura Macau would be holding grand celebrations which you should also take part in to get the complete cultural experience.
Chinese make mooncakes for the festival and though the regular ones cost very little, there are custom made luxury mooncakes that can cost up to more than 1,000 yuan which is the equivalent of $150. People buy them for family and friends with ingredients like shark fin, bird’s nest and abalone. People also try to make the biggest one ever in a bid to break a world record. The largest ever made was in 2013 and it was in Shanghai and weighed 2.500 kg.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important festival in the Chinese calendar after the Chinese New Year and is celebrated with mooncakes and a three-day holiday.