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Some Interesting Mid-Autumn Facts!
1. It's Also Called the "Moon Festival"
In Chinese beliefs, the roundness of the full moon means 'togetherness', thus the reunion moon is very special in Chinese culture. The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month every year, which is a "full moon day".

2. Unbelievable! The Price of Mooncakes Can Be More than 150 USD
The cost of a mooncake is actually quite low, e.g. 4 yuan (approx. 1 USD) for one mooncake. But the beautiful, luxury packs are a higher price. Every year, star-rated hotels promote luxury tailor-made mooncakes, which are sometimes priced higher than 1,000 yuan (150 USD) for each box (usually 6 mooncakes, approx. 1 kg).

3. A 3-Day Short Trip at Peak Time — Train Tickets Are Sold Out Quickly.
There will be a three-day holiday during the festival. Chinese people like to spend time with their families, or to travel outside the towns on a short trip. Train tickets are usually sold out quickly during the festival time and famous tourist spots are usually quite crowded.

4. Chinese People Try to Make a Big Mooncake Every Year — Bigger Than Your Bed!
Every year, Chinese people will try to make a mooncake as big as possible to break records. The largest mooncake was made in Shanghai in 2013. It weighed about 2,500 kg (5,500 lb), with a diameter of about 2.5 meters. It was much bigger than a normal bed.

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