Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid Autumn Festival

Today we enjoyed a lovely day off of school in honour of the traditional Chinese festival – Mid-Autumn Festival, also called Moon cake day.  Our schools Mandarin teacher was kind enough to share a bit about it:

The meanings of the festival are

Gathering, such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops.

Thanksgiving, to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions.

Praying (asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future.

People always eat Moon cakes in which people repose nice wishes on this day.

The following is a link about this festival if you wish to know more.

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/holidays/mid-autumn.htm

We celebrated by going to Starbucks and enjoying a Chinese massage to help soothe away our KTV induced hangovers.   One day of work and bring on the weekend!

-Mrs. T

 

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