Exploring Chinese civilization: How does a Brazilian vlogger and hanfu enthusiast celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival?
The Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, has been observed by people of Chinese origin for thousands of years. It is usually marked by family reunions, a full moon viewing and the consumption of mooncakes.
As this year's Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Friday (September 29), Rian Neves,a Brazilian currently living in Xi'an City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, and also a hanfu enthusiast, takes us on a Mid-Autumn Festival tour. After tasting traditional mooncakes and appreciating the lanterns, Neves describes how the Mid-Autumn Festival, with the full moon, symbolizes the reunion of families, expressing people's longing for their hometown and loved ones and their good wishes for reunion and happiness.