Celebrating in Chinese: Mid-Autumn Festival

This post brought to you by Dr. Yiqun "Beverly" Jiang, Chinese language teacher at Peddie.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18th, more than one hundred students gathered in room 205 in the history house to observe one of the most important Chinese traditional holidays --- the Mid-Autumn Festival, cosponsored by the International Student Organization and the Chinese culture club. Students shared the legend that is associated with this holiday and listened to the music while enjoying the famous holiday food known as the moon cake.

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar each year. This year it is on Sept. 19th. It is a celebration of harvest, family reunion and love. Chinese people believe the moon at that night is the roundest, the biggest and the brightest of the year. Please stop for a moment to enjoy the moonlight as you walk across the campus tonight.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!