Time Out says
Originating some 3000 years ago as a festival celebrated by families and communities after producing a successful harvest, the Mid-Autumn event takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese lunar calendar when the moon is said to be at its brightest and most round. Today, sweet moon cakes are eaten, colourful paper lanterns bought and parties held to celebrate. Birmingham's offering sees musical performances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional dancing and Lion dance performances take place across the day from 4pm-10pm. This year will also boast a street food festival, packed with stalls selling delicious grub and lots of family-friendly activities and entertainment.
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