The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Chinese Moon Festival, brings families together to celebrate the harvest under a full moon. What is the value behind this festival?
MID-AUTUMN MEANS: GATHERING AND FAMILY REUNIONS
We celebrate this festival with family and close friends, casually chatting under the moonlight. It is an opportunity to get together with relatives, slow down the life and enjoy the simple pleasures.
MID-AUTUMN MEANS: POST-HARVEST AND THANKSGIVING
Mid-Autumn Festival traditions focus on thanksgiving and harmonious. Teach your child to understand this tradition value and the important of gratitude.
MID-AUTUMN MEANS: ALL ABOUT THE MOON
Festival’s iconic food are sweet, rich mooncakes that are frequently gifted among friends and family. The cake’s round shape represented the moon and also symbolized unity. As for lanterns, they came to represent the festival itself as they were lit up in the evenings to allow people to indulge in a little moon gazing. To Chinese, the moon will bring them good luck.
Teaching children about world cultures helps them appreciate the differences in people and their traditions.