The Mid-Autumn Festival in Guangzhou is a family celebration including a myriad of outdoor activities and nightly celebrations. When spending a vacation at one of the Guangzhou accommodation options the likes of Ascott IFC Guangzhou, one can enjoy the fascinating aspects of this festival while eating moon cakes under the moonlight.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is an annual celebration held on the 15th of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar. After the Spring Festival, this is the second most important festival in China.
As this festival approaches, each family handcrafts lanterns using bamboo strips. These lanterns are designed in various shapes depicting animals and fruits. At night, candles are lit inside these lamps and placed on trees and in front of houses. These are believed to determine the level of your family’s luck.
Eating River Snails
For people in Guangzhou, river snails are a traditional food eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. These are usually prepared along with various aromatic herbs to let go of any unappealing smell of the snails. Eating river snails particularly during this festival is deemed to brighten the eyes.
A great place to admire the festival celebrations is the Pearl River, where one can cruise as the night falls and relish in the beauty of the enchantingly-lit banks.