Image by MGR OnlineTraditionally, on the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese enjoy the Moon with family as they believe it is the symbol of family reunion. Mothers would cook at home and families would enjoy dinner together, or dine at restaurants is also popular lately. After dinner, every family will put a table of fruits, mooncakes, incense, and candlesticks outside their house or in their courtyard facing towards the moon. Worshipping the moon and wishing for good fortune to come, indeed pray for a good harvest as in the past. Sadly, the worshipping tradition is disappearing. It is rare to see this ritual in China big cities, only old town or tourist cities keep the practice these days. Yet, the practice of gazing and appreciating the moon remains.
Image by thebeijingerPeople like to find a place that offers a great view of the moon, commonly a waterside, a rooftop, a balcony, or even on a mountain, and enjoy the beautiful golden full moon with friends and family with the music on. Especially for lovers, they usually spend time indulging the moon together or even set their wedding on the day. According to the Chinese love story, it is the only day that Hou Yi and Change, the romantic legend of the Mid-Autumn Festival can happily reunite. Therefore, people believe if couples pray for their love to the moon, they will have a happy and peaceful relationship. Now you know what to do, grab someone's hands and watch the moon!...!?
Image by ProdijeeIt is almost impossible to enjoy the Mid-Autumn festival without the kickstart of the carnivals! Carnival is the most highly-anticipated event in this China Moon festival, with the opening ceremony of Official Street Light-up, dragon dance performance, traditional dance, multicultural songs, games, and street foods! This is not only held in mainland China but all over the world! There is the artistic flair at every single Chinatown! There are 2 things that people should not miss here:
While you are deciding whether to join our program and rock in China, let me enjoy my favorite mooncakes and gazing at the moon.
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