When is Mid-Autumn Festival? - Dates & Calendar

Mid-Autumn Festival DateMid-Autumn Festival Date 2021 - September 21

When is Mooncake Festival? The 2021 Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival) falls on Sep. 21.

 

How long is the Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday in China?

In mainland of China, the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday is three days long. The 2021 Mid-Autumn holiday falls on Sep. 21 (Tuesday) and the holiday is from Sep. 19 to 21, while people will be on duty on Sep. 18 (Saturday).

In Hong Kong, people get one day off from work to celebrate the festival. Differently, the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in Hong Kong is scheduled on the next day of the festival, so the Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in 2021 falls on September 22.

In Taiwan, people get one day off from work to celebrate the festival. The 2021 Mid-Autumn Festival holiday in Taiwan falls on September 21.

2021 Mid-Autumn Festival Date
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In China, people usually start to prepare for Mid-Autumn Festival one week in advance. Before the festival day, people go to their hometown to reunite with families and Moms would buy or make some mooncakes on their own. On the day, all family members would eat moon cakes under the bright moonlight. Guessing lantern riddles is also a popular activity.

 

Mid-Autumn Festival Dates change every year.

When is Mid-Autumn Festival? Mid-Autumn Festival lunar calendar is 15th day of the 8th lunar month, but the date on the Gregorian calendar varies every year. The Mid-Autumn Day 2021 falls on September 21, the 2022 on September 10, and the 2023 on September 29.

 

Calendar of Mid-Autumn Festival Date (1940 – 2040)

      Years                      Mid-Autumn Festival Dates                          Holiday                         
1940 Sep. 16, 1940 (Monday) --
1941 Oct. 5, 1941 (Sunday) --
1942 Sep. 24, 1942 (Thursday) --
1943 Sep. 14, 1943 (Tuesday) --
1944 Oct. 1, 1944 ( Wednesday) --
1945 1945 Sep. 20, 1945 (Thursday)  --
1946 Sep. 10. 1946 (Tuesday) --
1947 Sep. 29, 1947 (Monday) --
1948 Sep. 17, 1948 (Friday) --
1949  Oct. 6, 1949 (Thursday) --
1950 Sep. 26, 1950 (Tuesday) --
1951  Sep. 15, 1951 (Saturday) --
1952 Oct. 3, 1952 (Friday) --
1953 Sep. 22, 1953 (Tuesday) --
1954  Sep. 11, 1954 (Saturday) --
1955 Sep. 30, 1955 (Friday) --
1956 Sep. 19, 1956 (Wednesday) --
1957 Sep. 8, 1957 (Sunday) --
1958 Sep. 27, 1958 (Saturday) --
1959 Sep. 17, 1959 (Thursday) --
1960 Oct. 5, 1960 (Wednesday) --
1961 Sep. 24, 1961 (Sunday) --
1962 Sep. 13, 1962 (Thursday) --
1963 Oct. 2, 1963 (Wednesday) --
1964 Sep. 20, 1964 (Sunday) --
1965 Sep. 10, 1965 (Friday) --
1966 Sep. 29, 1966 (Saturday) --
1967 Sep. 18, 1967 (Monday) --
1968 Oct. 6, 1968 (Sunday) --
1969  Sep. 26, 1969 (Friday) --
1970 Sep. 15, 1970 (Tuesday) --
1971 Oct. 3, 1971 (Sunday) --
1972 Sep. 22, 1972 (Friday) --
1973 Sep. 11, 1973 (Tuesday) --
1974 Sep. 30, 1974 (Monday) --
1975 Sep. 20, 1975 (Saturday) --
1976 Sep. 8, 1976 (Wednesday) --
1977 Sep. 27, 1977 (Tuesday) --
1978 Sep. 17, 1978 (Sunday) --
1979 Oct. 5, 1979 (Friday) --
1980 Sep. 23, 1980 (Tuesday) --
1981 Sep. 12, 1981 (Saturday) --
1982 Oct. 1, 1982 (Friday) --
1983 Sep. 21, 1983 (Wednesday) --
1984 Sep. 10, 1984 (Monday) --
1985 Sep. 29, 1985 (Sunday) --
1986 Sep. 18, 1986 (Thursday) --
1987 Oct. 7, 1987 (Wednesday) --
1988 Sep. 25, 1988 (Sunday) --
1989 Sep. 14, 1989 (Thursday) --
1990 Oct. 3, 1990 (Wednesday) --
1991 Sep. 22, 1991 (Sunday) --
1992 Sep. 11, 1992 (Friday) --
1993 Sep. 30, 1993 (Thursday) --
1994 Sep. 20, 1994 (Tuesday) --
1995 Sep. 9, 1995 (Saturday) --
1996 Sep. 27, 1996 (Friday) --
1997 Sep. 16, 1997 (Tuesday) --
1998 Oct. 5, 1998 (Monday) --
1999 Sep. 24, 1999 (Friday) --
2000 Sep. 12, 2000 (Tuesday) --
2001 Oct. 1, 2001 (Monday) --
2002 Sep. 21, 2002 (Saturday) --
2003 Sep. 11, 2003 (Thursday) --
2004 Sep. 28, 2004 (Tuesday) --
2005 Sep. 18, 2005 (Sunday) --
2006 Oct. 6, 2006 (Friday) --
2007 Sep. 25, 2007 (Tuesday) --
2008 Sep. 14, 2008 (Sunday) Sep. 13 - 15, 2008
2009 Oct. 3, 2009 (Saturday) Oct. 1 - 3, 2009
2010  Sep. 22, 2010 (Wednesday) Sep. 22 - 24, 2010
2011 Sep. 11, 2011 (Sunday) Sep. 10 - 12, 2011
2012 Sep. 30, 2012 (Sunday) Sep. 30 - Oct. 2, 2012
2013 Sep. 19, 2013 (Thursday) Sep. 19 - 21, 2013
2014 Sep. 8, 2014 (Monday) Sep. 6 - 6,2014
2015 Sep. 27, 2015 (Sunday) Sep. 26 - 27, 2015
2016 Sep. 15, 2016 (Thursday) Sep. 15 - 17, 2016
2017 Oct. 4, 2017 (Wednesday) Oct. 3 - 5, 2017
2018 Sep. 24, 2018 (Monday) Sep. 22 - 24, 2018
2019  Sep. 13, 2019 (Friday)  Sep. 13 - 15, 2019
2020 Oct. 1, 2020 (Thursday) Oct. 1 - 3, 2020
2021 Sep. 21, 2021 (Tuesday) Sep. 19 - 21, 2021
2022 Sep. 10, 2022 (Saturday) Sep. 9 - 11, 2022
2023 Sep. 29, 2023 (Friday) Sep. 20 - Oct. 1, 2023
2024 Sep. 17, 2024 (Tuesday) Sep. 15 - 17, 2024
2025 Oct. 6, 2025 (Monday) Oct. 5 - 7, 2025
2026 Sep. 25, 2026 (Friday) Sep. 25 - 27, 2026
2027 Sep. 15, 2027 (Wednesday) Sep. 15 - 17, 2027
2028 Oct. 3, 2028 (Tuesday) Oct. 1 - 3, 2028
2029 Sep. 22, 2029 (Saturday)  Sep. 21 - 23, 2029
2030 Sep. 12, 2030 (Thursday) Sep. 12 - 14, 2030
2031 Oct. 1, 2031 (Wednesday) Oct. 1 - 3, 2031
2032 Sep. 19, 2032 (Sunday) Sep. 17 - 19, 2032
2033 Sep. 8, 2033 (Thursday)  Sep. 8 - 10, 2033
2034  Sep. 27, 2034 (Wednesday) Sep. 27 - 29, 2034
2035  Sep. 16, 2035 (Sunday)  Sep. 14 - 16, 2035
2036 Oct. 4, 2036 (Saturday) Oct. 4 - 6, 2036
2037 Sep. 24, 2037 (Thursday) Sep. 24 - 26, 2037
2038 Sep. 13, 2038 (Monday) Sep. 11 - 13, 2038
2039 Oct. 2, 2039 (Sunday) Sep. 30 - Oct. 2, 2039
2040 Sep. 20, 2040 (Thursday) Sep. 20 - 22, 2040



 Further Reading
11 Mid-Autumn Festival Facts You Should Know

Customs on Mid-Autumn Festival

Top 6 Mid-Autumn Festival Activities

Mid-Autumn Festival History and Origin since 3,000 Years Ago

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