Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is the second most important festival in the Chinese lunar calendar after Chinese New Year. This year the festival will fall on 15 September.



Education Pack

To tie in with the festival, our education pack helps primary schools across the UK explore Chinese culture and language.


Focussing on the most famous story associated with the Mid-Autumn Festival, the legend of the great archer Hòu Yì and his love for the moon goddess Cháng É, the pack is designed to introduce young people to Chinese festivals, legends and geography.


The materials - prepared in connection with the IOE Confucius Institute for Schools - support young people’s education about the world around them to help them gain an understanding of other countries and cultures in preparation for life as global citizens.


Each education pack contains lesson plans, an assembly plan, activities and supporting materials to introduce Chinese culture to the classroom, keep your young people engaged and look forward to next year when, according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we enter the Year of the Rooster.




Download our Mid-Autumn Festival pack to start celebrating the festival with your class. See our additional resources section for activities and lesson plans you can use to learn more about China and Chinese culture.


The Mid-Autumn Festival Pack  (6MB) 

Teacher Presentation  (2MB) 

Assembly Presentation  (2MB) Geography Lesson  (796KB)

Design and make a Mooncake activity  (1 MB)

Mooncake Box Template  (80KB)