Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
It’s that time of the year! The time to let loose and devour mooncakes in honor of the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, a lunar harvest celebration held primarily in China & Vietnam. During this time, people celebrate by eating mooncakes, carrying bright lanterns, and watching fire dragon dances (awesome!).
In honor of the holiday, we wanted to teach everyone how to say “Happy Mid-Autumn Festival” in Chinese:
This is how it’s written in simplified characters: 中秋节快乐
Here’s some help on how to pronounce it, using pinyin: Zhōngqiū jié kuàilè
Let’s break down the characters:
中 (zhōng) <— Middle
秋 (qiū) <— Autumn
节 (jié) <— Festival
快乐 (kuàilè) <— Happiness / Greetings
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