来源：网络资源 作者：匿名 2009-09-28 09:53:23
The Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the two most important holidays in the Chinese calendar （the other being the Chinese Lunar New Year）， and is a legal holiday in several countries.
Farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on this date. Traditionally，on this day，Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon， and eat moon cakes and pomeloes together. It is also common to have barbecues outside under the moon， and to put pomelo rinds on one's head. Brightly lit lanterns are often carried around by children.
Together with the celebration，there appear some special customs in different parts of the country，such as burning incense，planting Mid-Autumn trees，lighting lanterns on towers，and fire dragon dances. Shops selling mooncakes，before the festival，often display pictures of Chang'e，floating to the moon.