Drones light up the sky over Shenzhen, China
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Electric moon. The 'moon' rises for Mid-Autumn Festival
Shenzhen, China - seen in our photo today - is a drone manufacturing hub. So, when this city celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival in 2018, a synchronised fleet of drones took to the skies over Shenzhen Talent Park and lit up in a crescent-moon shape to celebrate the lunar holiday. They were also able to create the shape of Chinese characters reading 'Happy Mid-Autumn Festival'.So, what is the Mid-Autumn Festival? It’s a harvest celebration that’s been observed by Chinese and other Asian peoples for thousands of years. The date of the celebration changes each year on our Gregorian calendar, falling on the first full moon of the harvest season, which arrives today. One major feature of the celebration? A sweet pastry called mooncake. We’re happy to embrace any holiday that includes cake.