Monday, September 8, 2008


The Moon festival also called the Mid – Autumn festival or Mooncake. It falls on September 14th in 2008. What is this festival? Every year on the fifteenth of the eighth month when the moon is at maximum bright for the entire the year, Chinese people call it “zhong qiu jie”, celebrate it, and eat the moon cake. For this festival, China has a legend, a man who had a very beautiful lady at the day when ten suns appeared at once in the sky. It was very hot and no water on the ground. The man shoot the nine suns and lift one sun in the sky. After the task was accomplished, the goddess gave him a pill which would make him immortal. However, his wife found it, took it, and was banished the moon. As a result, she was living in the moon palace with a rabbit.
Today, Chinese people not only celebrate the mid – autumn festival with dances, singing and gazing for the moon with the family numbers, but also the moon cake is important balance linked with the moon festival.
On September 14th, 2008 is mid – autumn, enjoy yourselves.


Anna said...

That is really interesting. Some day I would love to try one of those cakes. Also, I think I want to look up that legend because a rabbit on the moon seems very random to me.
Thanks for posting on my page to make sure I got the assignment. I really appreciated that.

Moon said...

thank you for you love this legend~