The Mid-Autumn Festival or the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival is a traditional festival celebrated in Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as by overseas Chinese and Vietnamese people. Similar holidays are celebrated in Japan, Korea, and across many Southeast Asian regions.
It is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture. Its popularity is at the same level with that of Lunar New Year. The history of the Mid-Autumn Festival dates back to 3,000 years back.
On this day, people believe that the moon is at its brightest and fullest size. A very important part of celebrating the festival is carrying the bright lanterns and lighting them on towers or floating sky lanterns. Mooncakes are traditionally eaten during this festival.