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1 Mid-autumn Festival Lectured by Betsy Hu Xiaoqiong( 胡晓 琼) 中秋节

2 Let’s taste some moon cakes

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5 Introduction The annual lunar August 15, is a traditional Mid-Autumn festival. This time is the middle of autumn in a year, so it is also called Mid-Autumn festival. ( Sep. 19 th, 2013) The annual lunar August 15, is a traditional Mid-Autumn festival. This time is the middle of autumn in a year, so it is also called Mid-Autumn festival. ( Sep. 19 th, 2013)

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7 Mid-Autumn Festival has a deep origin and a long history

8 The legends of Mid-Autumn Festival Chang Er flying to the moon

9 Hou Yi shoots down nine suns

10 The Story  Hou Yi shot 9 suns.  Chang’e met Hou Yi and they got married.  Hou Yi went to the Kunlun Mountains to look for an elixir of life.  House Yi gave the elixir to Chang’e.  Chang’e drank the elixir and flew to the moon.  Hou Yi sacrificed the moon.

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13 Jade rabbit making heavenly medicine

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15 Wu Gang cuts the laurel

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17 Moon cakes The production procedure of moon cakes

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21 The round shape of moon cakes just symbolizes not only the moon but also the unity of the family.

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23 Customs

24 Reunion

25 Appreciate the Moon

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29 Offering sacrifice to the moon

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32 Eat the Mooncake

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34 Play the grass dragon( 舞草龙 ) (Zhe Jiang) Different Customs of Different Areas

35 fire Douxiang( 烧斗香 ) (Jiang Su)

36 put the sky lights( 放天灯 ) Fu Jian

37 Whorship the Moon ( Guang Dong)

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39 Plant the Mid-Autumn ( Guang Dong)

40 THANKS

41 Pomelo Lantern (Guang Dong)

42 Fire-dragon Dance (Hong Kong)

43 Qiantang Tide (Zhe Jiang)

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45 The Poems 但但但但愿人长久,千里共婵娟。 MMMMay the people live forever, and share the moon shine across vast distances together.

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47  As the moon rises above the sea, we share the same time though we are far apart.

48 The Poems  春江潮水连海平,海上明月共潮生 。  In spring, the river rises as high as the sea. And with the river’s rise the moon uprises bright.

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50 Discussion & Conclusion  General introduction  Legends  Moon cakes  Customs  Chinese ancient poems

51 Discussion  Since the Mid-autumn Festival is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival in China, people attach great importance to it, can you tell what concept Chinese try to convey through the celebration of Mid- Autumn Festival?  In the history of your country, is there any festivals which mainly expressed people’s worship towards the Sun, Moon or any other natural things?

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