On Tuesday 3 October 2017, the UJCI celebrated the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and China’s National Day.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional festival in China, signifying the idea of reunion. On this day, people, especially family members, have happy get-togethers. Moon cakes, symbolising ‘reunion, just like the full moon, form an important part of the festival, and are presented to family and friends.
October 1 is China’s National Day. It is close to Mid-Autumn Day, so Chinese people usually celebrate those two festivals together. Therefore, the UJCI also celebrated China’s 68th birthday together with the Mid-Autumn Festival.