the moon

@wqdayang (137)
China
March 3, 2012 9:53am CST
What is the festival about the moon in your country? In my country,the Mid-autumn Festival is a very important holiday,on that day,we eat moon-cakes and look for the chang'e in the moon at night,we miss our family members that can't come home to have dinner together.
4 responses
@Christoph56 (1508)
• Canada
3 Mar 12
We don't have any kind of moon festival out here in Canada, either. Our only mid-autumn festival is Halloween, where kids dress up as scary figures going door to door in the neighborhood for candy... or, about 2 weeks before that, we have thanksgiving, where we cook up a turkey and have family members come by to have a giant feast... but, no moon festival...
@wqdayang (137)
• China
6 Mar 12
I know something about the Halloween and the Thanksgiving Day. In my mind,the Halloween just like the Chinese Spring Festival,on that holiday,we don't need to work,we put on our new clothes and visit friends and parents,we send our best wishes to each other,and have dumplings,that is a very important festival in my country. I also know something about Thanksgiving Day,it is a day when people give thanks for the good things in life.Usually families all get together and have a good dinner. Thanks for your messages.
• Canada
6 Mar 12
Halloween doesn't sound to me like the Chinese Spring Festival, the way you put it. Halloween is where everything is really freaky and scary... people put pumpkins outside their front door, with scary looking faces cut into them to scare people, and giving the kids candy isn't being nice to them... it came that, when halloween first started, the kids would go door to door, to make huge messes of people's places, and smash things up, until the people started to give them candy, and they'd stay away from wrecking their place. So, nowadays, the kids go, dressed up as ghosts or pirates or something creepy, and say, "Trick or Treat!" as in, either give me a treat, or I'll pull a trick on you.
@wqdayang (137)
• China
6 Mar 12
Okay,I'm know better about Halloween now. I maybe saw such a scene in a film,I was frightened by the scary faces. is it funny?what's the feeling when the kids comes to your house? Only the kids can do such things.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
3 Mar 12
I'm not aware of any moon festival here in the U.S. We have Halloween on the last day of October with kids and sometimes grownups dressing up in costumes. The kids(some anyway) go door to door trick or treating where supposedly if they are not given a treat(traditionally candy) than they will pull a trick on the people. Of course the U.S. has many other cultures that exist in many cities that continue some of their home country traditions. I know that Chinese New Year is celebrated in many areas but I have not heard of the moon festival which does not mean it isn't celebrity here in some places.
@wqdayang (137)
• China
6 Mar 12
The Chinese New Year is celebrated in all my country,in fact, it was know by much more foreigners,it is the most important festival in a year. In China,the festival about the moon is Mid-autumn Festival,it is also a very important holiday,but less important than the Spring Festival,the main suject about the festival is family reunion and love.
@wqdayang (137)
• China
6 Mar 12
I'm glad to receive your messages. And you are welcome. If you have chance to contace with the students abroad in your country you may found they care about the Mid-autumn festival very much,for they are far from our country and miss their family members and wish to get together with their families. Best wishes to you!
• Philippines
4 Mar 12
I wonder how moon-cakes taste like.. Did you cook them on the moon? I can't think of any moon festivals here in my country. We don't have any moonfests, we don't celebrate any fireworks, we certainly don't turn into werewolves.. Although I think it would be cool if there are anything like that here. It would be like no "No Sleeping Day" for us.
@wqdayang (137)
• China
6 Mar 12
It's funny!You are full of humor! The moon-cakes tastes very good,it is the special food for Mid-autumn Festival,it tastes sweet,smell fragrant,looks like a round moon! The chang'e isn't a werewolf but a very beautiful woman,she lives on the moon with a white,clever rabbit!It has a very affecting story about the woman and the rabbit, Of course,that is only a legend.
3 Mar 12
In my country there isn't a festival about the moon. There are only small events when there is the eclipse of the moon, but nothing else. If I have to be onestly, I didn'k know that moon festival exist. I would like to see it!
@wqdayang (137)
• China
6 Mar 12
Yes,different country has different culture,I my country,our culture full of kindness and reunion,such as the Spring Festival has the same meaning,however you have been far away from your family,when the Mid-autumn festival or the Spring Festival comes,he must comes back home to get together with his family. I wish if you have chance to China,you will enjoy these festivals and love them!