Toluna wishes everyone Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 

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Some interesting facts about the “Moon Cake” Festival.

  • It falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese Han calendar.
  • Contrary to popular belief the Mid-Autumn Festival does not always occur on a full moon. The Chinese lunar calendar does not coincide perfectly with the cycles of the moon.
  • In ancient times, the Mid-Autumn Festival was the second Chinese “Valentine’s Day”, alongside the Double Seventh Festival (this usually falls in August).
  • Older generation tend to give moon cakes as gifts as the younger generation tend to celebrate “virtually” by sending digital red envelops.
  • The Mid-Autumn Festival is also celebrated in Vietnam, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines!
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