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The use of articles for festivals makes me confused so much.
First, I know we use zero articles talking about the usual festivals of the West and international ones.
Second, I found both zero articles and the go with the traditional festivals of the East.
Tomb-sweeping Day///the Tomb-sweeping Day
Lantern Festival///the Lantern Festival
the Mid-Autumn Festival/// Mid-Autumn Festival
the Double Ninth Festival/// Double Ninth Festival
the Cherry Blossom Festival///Cherry Blossom Festival
Songkran Festival Day///the Songkran Festival Day
The question is what the principles of choosing articles in such contexts are.
I’d appreciate it if you kindly do me a favor.
Here's my personal view.
If I consider the name as a name, I do not use an article; So, I would not use an article with most of the festivals you mention, just as I don't with Christmas, Ramadan, Hanukkah, etc. I would be more likely to use an article if the 'name' appears to me to be simply saying when the festival is; so, I would probably say 'the mid-Autumn festival'.