Chinese Celebrations



On Thursday Oct 1st we celebrated Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival combined with the National Day of China. Normally, these would be two separate days but this year Chinese people celebrated both days together due to the lunar calendar.

A lunar calendar is a calendar based on the monthly cycles of the Moon’s phases in contrast to solar calendars, whose annual cycles are based only directly on the solar year.

Aug 15th in lunar calendar would be Mid-Autumn festival but this year it coincided with the National Day of China.

The last time this occurred was Oct 1st 2001 and the next time this will occur will be Oct 1st 2031.

We celebrated Thursday evening with Moon Cake. Thanks to Oliver’s mum for sending Moon Cake for all the International students to sample.