Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gazing at the Moon on Mooncake Festival

Appreciating the moon has been a custom since the Tang Dynasty (618–907). Not only the rich merchants and officials or Mooncake, but also the common citizens, liked appreciating the moon together at that time. The rich merchants and officials held big parties in their big courts. They drank and appreciated the bright moon. Music and dances were also indispensable. The common citizens just prayed to the moon for a good harvest.

Nowadays, people still like appreciating the moon on Mid autumn festival in China. Chinese family members have dinner together in the evening of Mid-Autumn Festival. After the dinner, they may talk about their work, the children, and their future plans. Sometimes, people go to a park to see the decorations made for the festival.

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