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At this year's moon festival there will again be a unique laser show, the stage program in the arena and lots of colorful lights to admire. This traditional festival is duly celebrated every year in the Gardens of the World with a varied program of dance and classical Chinese music, authentic cuisine and colorful lights that give the Chinese Garden a unique atmosphere.

For centuries, the legendary moon has been viewed in China in September at the traditional Moon Festival, where friends and family come together.

The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, was one of the most important festivals in China during the Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties and is still one of the most important traditional festivals in distant China after the Spring Festival.

Since ancient times, it has been the custom for emperors to perform special sacrificial ceremonies in spring and autumn for a good harvest. Sacrifices were made to the sun in spring and to the moon in autumn to appease the gods. Even today, people thank the moon for the rich harvest during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

With moonlight and mooncakes, families and friends come together, spend time together and tell stories and myths related to the moon.

The Gardens of the World invite you to the Moon Festival every year. For one evening, visitors can experience Chinese culture and cuisine up close around the Chinese Garden and in the glow of the moon.

The crowning glory is the colorful lantern parade followed by a laser show in the arena.
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