So you’ve been dating a couple of Chinese girls online and would like to visit China and meet them in person. When should you go?
Well, this really depends on your schedule and budget, but if you plan to be in China during the first week of September this year, you might consider going to the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also commonly referred to as the Moon Festival.
The festival takes place every year on the 15th day in the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, which is typically September or October on the Gregorian calendar. This year, the festival happens to take place on September 6th, 7th, and 8th. The fall weather makes this festival one of the most enjoyable events throughout the year, especially for those just visiting the country.
The Moon Festival is a lovely way to spend the day with Chinese girls you’ve been dating online. People usually have the days of the festival off from work and are able to enjoy the celebrations, which historically observed the moon’s movement, the changing seasons, and agriculture. The festival itself dates back to the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC).
On a more romantic note, the festival also commemorates Chang E, who flew to the moon because she drank her husband’s elixir in order to protect it. The festival is a lot of fun, with participants enjoying moon cakes, storytelling, and lantern games.