Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest.
On September 24, 2018, the Confucius Institute at the University of Luxembourg hosted its Mid-Autumn Festival and its Confucius Institute Day at the “Maison des Arts et des Étudiants” on Belval campus.
More than 300 people attended this event which was divided in two parts. During the first part, the public discovered and experienced Mid-Autumn Festival traditional activities: Guzheng (Chinese zither), tea ceremony, mooncake tasting, printmaking experience, Chinese traditional cuisine and handmade lantern making.
To bring the evening to a spectacular close, the Mid-Autumn Festival ended with a wonderful Chinese music and dance performance by artists from Wuhan University of Technology (in cooperation with the Confucius Institute of Lorraine University).