If you’re a teacher or parent looking for ways to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, check out these Mandarin Chinese moon songs and poems!
This list of Mid-Autumn Festival songs wouldn’t be complete without the famous Tang Poem by Li Bai as well as The Moon Represents My Heart 月亮代表我的心 made famous by Teresa Teng.
For kids who prefer modern tunes, we’ve also included newer moon songs in Mandarin Chinese!
Best moon songs and poems for Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
To help your bilingual children and students learn how to sing moon songs, lyrics are provided in simplified and traditional Chinese plus Hanyu Pinyin.
Chinese Tang Poem Quiet Night Thoughts 中文唐诗 静夜思
This famous Chinese Tang Poem by 李白 (Lǐ bái) is one of the first poems that children learn in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. The lyrics are as follows:
Simplified Chinese 床前明月光 疑是地上霜 举头望明月 低头思故乡
Traditional Chinese 床前明月 光疑是地上霜 舉頭望明月 低頭思故鄉
Pinyin Chuáng qián míngyuè guāng Yí shì dìshàng shuāng Jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè Dītóu sī gùxiāng
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Chinese Mooncakes Festival Song 中秋节月饼歌
We are huge fans of the Rhythm and Tones book created by a Chinese teacher in New York City. Like Ms. Pauline’s other songs, the beat of this mooncake song is super catchy and makes the song fun to memorize!
The lyrics to this mooncake song are shown in the subtitles and featured in the Rhythm and Tones book.
Chinese Moon Song 月圆圆中秋祝福
This lightly animated cartoon features a Mandarin song about the round full moon.
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Chinese Round Moon Song 月亮圆圆 / 月亮圓圓
These 3 girls sing about the round, full, bright moon in Mandarin Chinese. The lyrics are as follows:
Simplified Chinese 月圆圆欢庆中秋节 月亮照亮着每家的庭院 烛光点亮每个心愿 祝福你幸福快乐每一天 月圆圆欢庆中秋节 月饼香香的心里也甜甜 灯笼唤起童年喜悦 快乐月圆中秋节
Traditional Chinese 圓圓歡慶中秋節 月亮照亮著每家的庭院 燭光點亮每個心願 祝福你幸福快樂每一天月圓圓歡慶中秋節 月餅香香的心裡也甜甜 籠喚起童年喜悅 快樂月圓中秋節
Pinyin Yuán yuán huān qìng zhōngqiū jié Yuèliàng zhào liàngzhe měi jiā de tíngyuàn Zhúguāng diǎn liàng měi ge xīnyuàn Zhùfú nǐ xìngfú kuàilè měi yītiān Yuè yuán yuán huān qìng zhōngqiū jié Yuèbǐng xiāng xiāng de xīnlǐ yě tián tián Lóng huànqǐ tóngnián xǐyuè Kuàilè yuè yuán zhōngqiū jié
庆中秋 Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Nursery Rhyme
This Mid-Autumn Festival song celebrates the bright moon and mooncakes in Mandarin. The lyrics are as follows:
Simplified Chinese 中秋夜 月儿明 游园会上同欢庆 提灯笼 吃月饼 团圆之夜好心情
Traditional Chinese 中秋夜 月兒明 遊園會上同歡慶 提燈籠 吃月餅 團圓之夜好心情
Pinyin Zhōngqiū yè Yuè er míng Yóuyuánhuì shàng tóng huān qìng Tí dēnglóng Chī yuèbǐng Tuányuán zhī yè hǎo xīnqíng
月亮代表我的心 Moon Represents My Heart
Teacher Yangyang Cheng from YoYo Chinese is so engaging and patient with her lesson on how to sing 月亮代表我的心 Moon Represents My Heart. She explains the meaning of each phrase while playing the melody on the keyboard.
Compared to the aforementioned Chinese moon songs, this one is more mature and romantic (in a rated-PG way!)
Download printable 月亮代表我的心 Moon Represents My Heart lyrics here.
What’s your favorite Chinese moon song or Mid-Autumn Festival poem?
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