Every August 15th of Chinese lunar calendar is the traditional Mid-Autumn Day, a festival for reunion because the moon is the fullest at that night in the month. People eat mooncakes and fruit on that day, and family member go back home for a dinner together.
I never forget how we spent the mid-autumn day when I was a little boy. The whole family sat around the table and had a big dinner in the evening. When it was getting dark and the full moon was high above in the night sky, we sat around a small table in the courtyard, eating mooncakes made by ourselves and pears, apples and grapes freshly picked in the yard.
Mid-autumn day is also a day for nostalgia. People that cannot go back home call their family and send greetings to their families. A famous ancient Chinese poet wrote a line as follows:
Over the sea the moon shines bright; we gaze at it far, far apart.
Yes, no matter how faraway it is between us, we always cherish our beloved ones in our heart. Happy mid-autumn day!