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Mid-autumn Festival Lectured by Betsy Hu Xiaoqiong( 胡晓 琼） 中秋节
Let’s taste some moon cakes
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)
Mid-Autumn Festival has a deep origin and a long history
The legends of Mid-Autumn Festival Chang Er flying to the moon
Hou Yi shoots down nine suns
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.
Jade rabbit making heavenly medicine
Wu Gang cuts the laurel
Moon cakes The production procedure of moon cakes
The round shape of moon cakes just symbolizes not only the moon but also the unity of the family.
Appreciate the Moon
Offering sacrifice to the moon
Eat the Mooncake
Play the grass dragon( 舞草龙 ) (Zhe Jiang) Different Customs of Different Areas
fire Douxiang( 烧斗香 ) (Jiang Su)
put the sky lights( 放天灯 ) Fu Jian
Whorship the Moon （ Guang Dong)
Plant the Mid-Autumn （ Guang Dong)
Pomelo Lantern (Guang Dong)
Fire-dragon Dance (Hong Kong)
Qiantang Tide (Zhe Jiang)
The Poems 但但但但愿人长久，千里共婵娟。 MMMMay the people live forever, and share the moon shine across vast distances together.
As the moon rises above the sea, we share the same time though we are far apart.
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.
Discussion & Conclusion General introduction Legends Moon cakes Customs Chinese ancient poems
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?