Mid Autumn Festival 2015

When you plan your business trip to China in the second half of the year, you should remember that there are major holidays and difficulties in travel. The Mid Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, is one of such holidays.

Mid Autumn 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-known festival after the Spring Festival in China. In 2015 it falls on the 27th of September.

During the festival, all Chinese celebrate the middle of the autumn season. The day is known as Moon Festival due to the fact that during these days of the year, the moon is the brightest and roundest.

When you do business with China, you should remember that this is an official holiday period, so from the 25th to the 27th of September 2015 all governmental sectors and most private own businesses are closed. We don’t recommend planning a factory visit during this period.

The Mid Autumn Festival is more a networking festival rather than the Spring Festival, which is focused on the family. It’s a tradition to give Mooncakes to friends and colleagues. If you meet any business partners in China before and after the Mooncake festival, it’s a nice gesture to give mooncakes as a gift.