Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Mid Autumn Festival

The Mid Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar.

This festival is also known by other names, such as :

Moon Festival, being its association with the full moon on this night, as well as the traditions of moon worshiping and moon gazing.

Mooncake Festival, due to the popular tradition of eating mooncakes as part of the celebration.

Lantern Festival, as lanterns are being hung or carried around on this special day.

Reunion Festival, because during olden times, a woman in China would take this occasion to visit her parents before returning to celebrate with her husband and his parents.

Children's Festival, as known in Vietnam, due to the emphasis being on children's celebration.

No matter what it is called - it's definitely a time of having fun and reunion with your loved ones. Here wishing everyone Happy Mid Autumn Festival.

祝大家  :  中秋节快乐 , 人月共团圆 !!!

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