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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
People express the joy of harvest in autumn by burning small pagodas. [Photo/VCG]

4. Burning pagodas

In some places, burning pagodas during the Mid-Autumn Festival is another tradition.

When night falls, people gather together in an empty place, and pick up broken bricks and tiles to pile up several pagodas, large and small. The pagodas are hollow and are stuffed with firewood.

When all the pagodas are built up, someone will shout, "Ignite the fire!" Then, the firewood in the pagodas is lit, and the red flames rise and sparks explode, through which people express the joy of harvest in autumn.

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