Happy Mid Autumn Festival 中秋節快樂! Zung1 Cau1 Zit3 Faai3 Lok6 !
Continuing our mission to teach CCCNJ students about the importance and significance of the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Harvest Moon Festival) with the distribution of mooncakes after school. For many families, this is regarded as the second most significant tradition of the Chinese festivals after the Lunar new year that celebrates family togetherness.
For thousands of years, it has been an occasion for Chinese families and communities to come together and feast to give thanks for the harvest of crops following the summer.
In 2021, the Mid-Autumn Festival will fall on September 21st (Tuesday). In 2021, Chinese people will enjoy a 3-day break from Sep. 19th to 21st.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is also called Mooncake Festival or Moon Festival. “May we live long and share the beauty of the moon together, even if we are hundreds of miles apart.” This line from a famous Song dynasty poem written by Su Shi, better known as Su Dongpo, perhaps best captures the spirit of Mid-Autumn Festival.
– Larry SooHoo
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