When you plan your business trip to China in September, you should remember that a major Chinese Holiday is coming, the Mid Autumn Festival also known as the Mooncake Festival.
The Moon Cake Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, it’s the second grandest and best-know festival after the Spring Festival in Greater China. During the festival all Chinese celebrate the middle of the autumn season. The day is know as Moon Festival due to the fact, that during these days of the year the moon is the brightest and roundest.
Mid Autumn Festival
When you do business with China you should remember that this is a official holiday period, so the from the 25th to the 27th of September all governmental sectors are closed and most private own businesses We don’t recommend to plan a factory visit during the end of September.
It’s a tradition to give Mooncakes to friends and colleagues , the Mid Autumn Festival is more a networking festival rather then the Spring Festival which is focus on the family. Will you meet any business partners in China before and after the Mooncake festival it’s a nice gesture.