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The customs and legends of Mid-Autumn Festival

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Saturday is the first day of the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival vacation in China this year. The festival is traditionally celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar in China and it always coincides with the full moon. This year, it falls on September 24.
The festival has a long history, which has been celebrated since the Shang dynasty , became a formal festival and gained popularity during the Tang dynasty. People nowadays still hold elaborate rituals to commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival .
It is an occasion for family members to gather together, eat mooncakes...
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Greece's tourist arrivals go up by more than 12% during first 8 months of this year

Greece's tourist arrivals go up by more than 12% during first 8 months of this year

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Greece's tourist arrivals went up by more than 12 percent during the first eight months of this year. The country welcomed 2 million more tourists, compared to the same period last year, according to the Secretary General of the Tourism Ministry Evridiki Kourneta.
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