The Moon Festival

October 2, 2017


I like the Moon Festival


I make pomelo-hats one by one

And yummy mooncakes for everyone

We have family barbeques too

The Moon Festival is a lot of fun!


The Chinese Moon Festival is on the 15th of the 8th lunar month. It's also known as the Mid-autumn Festival. Chinese culture is deeply imbedded in traditional festivals. Just like Christmas and Thanksgiving in the West, the Moon Festival is one of the most important traditional events for the Chinese.


The Moon Festival is full of legendary stories. Legend says that the moon lady flew to the moon, where she has lived ever since. You might see her dancing on the moon during the Moon Festival. The Moon Festival is also an occasion for family reunions. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. With the full moon, the legend, the family and the poems, you can't help thinking that this is really a perfect world. That is why the Chinese are so fond of the Moon Festival.


The Moon Festival is also a romantic one. A perfect night for the festival is if it is a quiet night without any clouds and with a little mild breeze from the sea. Lovers spend such a romantic night together tasting the delicious moon cake with some wine while watching the full moon. Even for a couple who can't be together, they can still enjoy the night by watching the moon at the same time so it seems that they are together at that hour. A great number of poems have been devoted to this romantic festival. I hope the Moon Festival will bring you happiness too




月   餅 moon cake      烤   肉 barbeque

yuè bǐng                   kǎo ròu


月  亮 moon              滿    月 full moon

yuè liàng                 mǎn yuè


野 餐 picnic               公      園 park

yě cān                    gōng yuán


中       秋  節 Mid Autumn festival 煙   火 fire works

zhōng qiū jie                             yān huǒ


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