12 lesser-known facts about Mid-Autumn Festival

Making mooncakes used to be a family reunion activity before the tradition died down and bakeries took over. — Filepic

“LOVE you to the moon and back” as a phrase could not have been truer for the legend behind the mooncake festival.

Every year, the legend comes alive as tales of the archer hero Hou Yi pining for his wife Chang-Er, who now lives on the moon, is remembered during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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