Of Moons, Rabbits, and Goddesses: The Out-of-this-World Origins of the Mid-Autumn Festival

The moon is shining, the crops are thriving, and China’s favorite lunar pastries are back in season — this can only mean one thing: The Mid-Autumn Festival is fast approaching! From stories of forbidden love to the successful launch of a revolution, here are some thrilling tales of the popular holiday came to be.

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