The Chinese moon festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, on a full moon night. This year it falls on the 19th of September. The festival is also known as the Mid- Autumn Festival and celebrates 3 fundamental concepts of gathering, thanksgiving and praying. An important part of the festival is moon worship and offerings are made to the Moon Goddess of immortality- Chang’e. Carrying brightly lit lanterns of floating sky lanterns is a notable part of celebrating the festival.