We are Chinese Students and Scholars Association, in the East Asian tradition, Sep. 10th is the Mid-Autumn festival of this year. The Mid-Autumn Festival is an official harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of August in the Chinese traditional calendar, during a full moon, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, within 15 days to the autumnal equinox.
The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts which are closely tied to one another: Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops. Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions. Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future.
Traditions and myths surrounding the festival are formed around these three concepts, although traditions have changed over time due to changes in technology, science, economy, culture, and religion.