At Mid-Autumn festival, Chinese people usually spend the night with families and relatives, make and eat moon cakes, appreciate the moon and osmanthus, and spread the legends of Chang'e.
In modern society, it is very common that people take a short trip and gather with friends at Mid-Autumn Festival. Some of them hold parties to celebrate the festival. People also often exchange moon cakes and other gifts.
Due to globalization, more and more foreign friends join the ranks of celebrating Chinese traditional festivals, including Mid-Autumn Festival.
Every Mid-Autumn Festival, many shopping malls, restaurants and hotels carry out various promotions and discounts, and issue commemorative cards and give souvenirs to customers.