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Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations

The Mid-Autumn Festival is an occasion for family reunion. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. With all these things together, the legend, the family, the full moon and the poems, one can’t help thinking this is really a perfect world. That [...]

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Moon in Chinese Celestial Cosmology

The choice of the festival’s theme – celebrating the glories and mysteries of the moon — was a natural. Along with the sun, the moon has long been an object of human curiosity and worship. "It is probable that sun and moon were early held to be deities and that they were the first visible [...]

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Origins: During the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), the 15th day of the eighth lunar month was designated as the Mid-Autumn Festival. During the Zhou Dynasty (c. 11th century – 256 BC), the night of the roundest moon of the year was an occasion for the Chinese to hold rituals to greet the cool weather and [...]

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