The Mid-Autumn Festival

China
September 26, 2015 5:33am CST
Tomorrow will be the Mid-autumn Festival (15th day of the 8th lunar month)-our traditional and statutory holiday when people in work can take a day off .However this year the Mid-autumn Festival coincides with the weekend ,so people will get one day more holiday during National Day (Oct,1). The Mid-autumn Festival 's grand finale is that whole family sit around a table to enjoy a beautiful full moon and eat moon cake. The moon is round ,the moon cake is round and whole family form a ring ,what a scene !This is just our hope for perfect future ! .
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• United States
27 Sep 15
Interesting, you are having a holiday about the same time as I am. There will be a blood moon Sunday night which is the day before Sukkot, (and as you know the days start at sundown, so it is more or less the same day) a high holiday I observe. There is a special service Monday and since this is 8 days long, we are having a special feast next Saturday.
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• China
27 Sep 15
Oh,it happens that your Sukkot is about the same time .What is interesting is that our Mid-autumn Festival was once called harvest festival .Do you still put up a tent and live and eat in it during Sukkot?
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• United States
27 Sep 15
@changjiangzhibin89 We haven't yet, but I hope to get the tent up soon. I was hoping to go camping with some other people, but the place they usually camp was not available this year.
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• China
28 Sep 15
@Carmelanirel2 I have not camped out so far .I think it is a wonderful feeling to go camping where you get back to nature.
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@much2say (40477)
• United States
28 Sep 15
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! The moon is big and beautiful tonight. We had the pleasure of trying moon cakes at my cousin's house when we had dinner at their house a while back. He is married to a Chinese-Vietnamese woman and she had moon cakes for all to try for dessert! Yes, let's hope for the very best in the future! Hope you enjoy all the festivities!
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• China
28 Sep 15
Thank you very much !Yesterday we had a family reunion ,but the weather didn't cooperate ,it was cloudy ,so much for enjoying moon.However there was a big and round moon in our mind .
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@much2say (40477)
• United States
28 Sep 15
@changjiangzhibin89 Actually we missed the Blood Moon (I don't know why I assumed it would be later at night) - and the moon was covered by Halloweenish clouds by the time we thought of it. However a bit later on I went outside after everyone had gone to bed and the clouds cleared - the moon was quite full and large! Hope you had a wonderful reunion with family!!
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• China
29 Sep 15
@much2say Thank you ! It was a good job you didn't go to bed then ,or else you would slip an opportunity to enjoy such a wonderful scene .
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@Shellyann36 (11269)
• United States
20 Oct 17
Sounds very interesting. I would love to see full-moon photos!
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• China
21 Oct 17
Time flies! We celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival just 17 days ago.What a pity! it was a cloudy day then.
@celticeagle (120478)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Sep 15
I have heard of moon cake but never had any. What is it like? Is this the only time you have it?
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