Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Dates

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Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar. See the Chinese Calendar.

In 2013 it takes place on September 19th. Chinese people will have a three-day holiday from September 19 to 21, but work on Sunday, September 22. See Chinese Public Holiday Schedule 2013/2014.

When Mid-Autumn occurs at the very end of September or early October it is usually combined with National Day (October 1) holiday for a week-long holiday.

See below dates of the festival in coming years. See left for the best places to enjoy a China tour during Mid-Autumn Festival.

Years Dates
2013 September 19
2014 September 8
2015 September 27
2016 September 15
2017 October 4
2018 September 24
2019 September 13
2020 October 1
2021 September 21

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Questions and Answers About Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Dates

Johnny 2010-09-23
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if the mid Autumn festival begins in September 22, 2010 how long will it last?
The Mid-Autumn Festival is right on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month (September 24, 2010) every year. In 2010, the holiday of the Mid-Autumn Festival is lasting from September 22 to September 14, 2010. Lynn Ye replied on 2010-09-24
prabukukmar 2010-09-22
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What is mean chines mid-autumn festival?
Mid-Autumn festival, also known as Chinese Moon Festival, takes place at the 15th day of the eighth Chinese lunar month. The reason for celebrating the festival during that time is that it is the time when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. For more information please click http://www.chinatravel.com/facts/chinese-festivals/traditional-chinese-festival/middle-autumn-festival.htm Karen Karen Yang replied on 2010-09-24
prabukukmar 2010-09-22
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What is mean chines mid-autumn festival?
It must be Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or China’s Mid-Autumn Festival. China’s Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节, zhōng qiū jié) is a day for family reunions much like the Western Thanksgiving Day. Besides that, it is also a harvest festival in China. Lynn Ye replied on 2010-09-24
adrian 2010-09-20
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why does it have differant dates and years? Is that when you guys have the days over there or how does that scheduale work?
Mid-Autumn Day is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. While it will have different dates according to solar calendar. A lunar calendar is a calendar that is based on cycles of the lunar phase. More information about lunar calendar, I suggest you check on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_calendar Hope I can help you. If you have any further quaestion, just feel free to ask us. Thank you. Lynn Ye replied on 2010-09-21
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