Lighting Up Mid-autumn Festival
September 18, Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province: Umbrella-shaped lanterns are displayed at the 2017 Cross-straits (Kunshan) Mid-autumn Lantern Festival in the ancient town of Zhouzhuang to celebrate Mid-autumn Festival. Mid-autumn Festival happens on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, and falls on October 4 this year, symbolizing togetherness and reunion in Chinese culture.
The lantern festival is scheduled to last 30 days. With “Kunshan Impression,” “Island Style,” “Zhouzhuang Story” and “Blessing China” as the respective themes of its four major zones, the event demonstrates Mid-autumn Festival folk traditions and integrates water-town elements and Mazu culture while promoting people-to-people exchange as well as common development across the Taiwan Straits.