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1 Chinese Moon Festival Legends and Customs

2 Hou Yi the Archer Hou Yi the Archer, shooting down the 9 Suns that endangered the Earth with extreme heat. He was rewarded by the Jade Emperor with a potion of immortality. Hou Yi Coloring Picture - Chinese Moon Festival

3 The Jade Emperor The Jade Emperor rewards Hou Yi for saving the world with a pill (in some legends, an elixir) of immortality.

4 Chiang E, the Moon Lady Chiang E, Hou Yi’s wife, somehow swallows the potion of immortality, causing her to float up and fly to the moon. Coloring Page of Chiang E, Chinese Moon FestivalColoring Page of Chiang E, Chinese Moon Festival

5 Jade Rabbit When Chiang E arrived on the moon, she coughed out the pill of immortality. This became the Jade Rabbit. Since then Jade Rabbit has worked at its pestle trying to make the potion of immortality with no success. Coloring Page of the Jade Rabbit, Chinese Moon Festival

6 Chiang E, a Toad? In some legends, Chiang E becomes a toad and becomes a princess only during the Full Moon. Coloring Page of Chiang E as a Toad.Coloring Page of Chiang E as a Toad.

7 Hou Yi and Chang E Hou Yi, now the sun god, can visit his wife Chiang E only during nights of the full moon. Coloring Page of Hou Yi and Chiang E, Chinese Moon Festival

8 Wu Gang, another Moon Legend Another moon legend is that of Wood cutter Wu Gang, who attempted to become immortal. He was punished for his hubris by being required to cut down a tree that magically heals itself after each cut. Coloring page of Wu Gang, Chinese Moon Festival

9 Moon Cakes Moon Cakes that are traditionally eaten during the Moon Festival. Moon cakes usually have fillings of fruit or nut paste. Egg yolks inside also signify more good luck. Moon Festival Moon Cakes coloring pageMoon Festival Moon Cakes coloring page -

10 Time for thanksgiving with Family In olden times, the Mid-autumn signals the end of working in the fields for the year. It is the time for family members to come home and be together again. These days, families spend Moon Festival together at home or in parks. Family enjoying Moon Cakes during the Chinese Moon Festival Coloring Page

11 More Moon Festival Resources Chinese Moon Festival Calendar of Events for the United States and CanadaChinese Moon Festival Calendar of Events for the United States and Canada Chinese Moon Festival Background Chinese Moon Festival Teaching Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Games, and more for use in the class room and at home!Chinese Moon Festival Teaching Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Games, and more for use in the class room and at home! Chinese Moon Festival Books and Stories Chinese Moon Festival LinksChinese Moon Festival Books and Stories Chinese Moon Festival Links Moon Cakes - Where to Buy/Purchase

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