Hohhot city marks Mid-Autumn Festival with fun activities



Residents get busy in Hohhot, capital city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, making mooncakes on Sept 5. They're preparing for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional Chinese event which is held annually on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. [Photo/Hohhot Daily]


Kids ponder riddles that are written on lanterns. The festival celebrates three fundamental concepts which are closely tied to one another: gathering, giving thanks and praying. It is a time for outdoor reunions of friends and relatives. Traditional activities include eating mooncakes, gazing at the full moon and guessing the answers to lantern riddles. [Photo/Hohhot Daily]


A schoolgirl paints a lantern. [Photo/Hohhot Daily]


Hohhot students practice calligraphy, writing poems related to the festival, on Sept 5. [Photo/Hohhot Daily]