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Traditions you may not know about Mid-Autumn Festival

By Zhou Bing | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-09-12 08:10
Watching the tide is a grand event during Mid-Autumn Festival. [Photo/VCG]

2. Watching the tide

In ancient times, watching the tide on the Qiantang River in East China's Zhejiang province was another grand event of Mid-Autumn Festival. The tide is very torrential and magnificent and attracts many onlookers.

It had been recorded in detail since the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220). Many famous ancient poets, like Su Shi in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), wrote about the grand occasion in their poems.

Today, watching the tide on the Qiantang River is still a characteristic event for the festival.

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