Please be informed that our office in Beijing will be closed for 3 days from September 15th to 17th for Mid-Autumn Festival. Jilitour Beijing office will be open on Sunday, September 18th. 


Mid-Autumn Festival is an important festival celebrated in China. The term "Mid-Autumn" first appeared in Zhou Rites, a written collection of rituals with 3000 years of history. During Wei and Jin Dinasties, it became a official festivity in the lunar calendar. During the first years of Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), the emperor Xuanzong fixed the celebration on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. Starting from the Song Dynasty (960-1209), Mid-Autumn festival celebration became more and more important and still nowadays is the most important festival, after the Lunar New Year.

Chinese family members usually gather all together to celebrate, making and sharing mooncakes. The Moon-cake is one of the hallmark traditions of this festival, lots of varieties and flavors can be found.