The Moon Festival
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 Chang Er 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
a silk of cloud and with a little mild breeze from the
sea. Lovers spend such a romatic 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 poetry has been devoted to this
romantic festival. Hope the Moon Festival will bring you
The moon cake is the food for the Moon Festival. The
Chinese eat the moon cake at night with the full moon in
the sky. Here are a few pictures of the typical moon
The picture on the moon cake box.
The moon cakes in the box.