WEE Technology Celebrates Chinese National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival on Oct.1st-8th 2020

Data: 2020-09-29
WEE Technology Company Limited
Manufacturer of Surface Mounted (SMD) and Throught Hole (DIP) Diodes and Rectifiers.

In response to national policies, WEE Technology celebrates Chinese National Day & Mid Autumn Festival on Oct.1st-8th 2020.  

The Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese National Day are on the same day in 2020: Thursday, October 1, 2020, and the 15th of the lunar calendar. Every 19 years or so, the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day will meet again.

Many people are marveling at this rare day and search for the reason why the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day are on the same day, it is mainly due to the leap month.

The Chinese lunar calendar stipulates that there are 30 days in the big month and 29 days in the small month. There are 354 or 355 days in a year and 12 months, which is about 11 days less than the number of days in a tropical year. After 4 years, it will be more than 1 month. Over time, there will be strange phenomena of disorder in timing and time.

In order to solve this problem, the method of adding "leap months" was adopted. In 2020, the leap month appeared in June. Not only did the Qixi Festival be postponed, but the Mid-Autumn Festival also followed to be postponed. In addition, the Mid-Autumn Festival in the lunar calendar generally appeared between September 7 and October 6 in the solar calendar, thus Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day are on the same day this year.

If the leap month of the lunar calendar is added before August, most of it will cause the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day are on the same day.
Basically, it will overlap once in 19 years. The years that have overlapped are: 1944, 1963, 1982, 2001, 2020. The next year that will coincide is: 2039 and so on.

What are the customs of the Mid-Autumn Festival?

The first is to worship the moon and watch the moon. On the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, below the moon, place the moon idol in the direction of the moon, and burn the red candle. The whole family worships the moon in turn, and then the housewife cuts the reunion moon cakes, calculats in advance the total number of people in the whole family. Those who are at home and out must be counted together. You can't cut more or less, and all shall have the same size.

The second is to eat moon cakes. It was originally only a kind of snack food. Later, people gradually combined moon watching with moon cakes, which symbolized family reunion and yearning.