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Transcript of Chinese Moon Festival

Chinese Moon Festival
by: Sean Ervin
Chinese 1 Pre-AP

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Information!!!
Information!!!
The Chinese Moon Festival falls on the 15th of the 8th month.
It is the second greatest festival after the Spring Festival.
The Moon Festival is also a romantic festival, where lovers and couples get together and eat moon cakes.
It's also to express emotion and yearnings for people far away.
People that are far apart from each other both look at the full moon to make it seem like they are together.
Video Time!!!
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The Chinese Moon Festival falls on the 15th of the 8th month.
It is the second greatest festival after the Spring Festival.
The Moon Festival is also a romantic festival, where lovers and couples get together and eat moon cakes.
It's also to express emotion and yearnings for people far away.
People that are far apart from each other both look at the full moon to make it seem like they are together.
Customs
People go out with lanterns and play with them.

Customs
Wonderful Moon Cakes are sacrificed to the moon and eaten in celebration.
Wonderful Moon Cakes are sacrificed to the moon and eaten in celebration.
Some moon cakes have 2-3 egg yolks (like in this picture) and the cakes are filled with pineapple, chocolate, jelly, seaweed, yogurt, and even ice cream.
Some moon cakes have 2-3 egg yolks (like in this picture) and the cakes are filled with pineapple, chocolate, jelly, seaweed, yogurt, and even ice cream.
People go out with lanterns and play with them.

People have reunion dinners with their families.

They watch the famous Fiery Dragon Dance which is believe to lead good fortune and avoid disasters.

They watch the famous Fiery Dragon Dance which is believe to lead good fortune and avoid disasters.

They watch the famous Fiery Dragon Dance which is believe to lead good fortune and avoid disasters.

The Legend
There are multiple versions of the legend but they are all similar in a few ways.
The Legend
They all say that a man named Hou-Yi (a great archer) had shot down 9 of the ten suns that was causing people on earth conflicts and problems. He was gifted an elixir of immortality. His wife being curious consumed the elixir and was flown up to the moon to live forever and her husband grieved for her.
There are multiple versions of the legend but they are all similar in a few ways.
They all say that a man named Hou-Yi (a great archer) had shot down 9 of the ten suns that was causing people on earth conflicts and problems. He was gifted an elixir of immortality. His wife being curious consumed the elixir and was flown up to the moon to live forever and her husband grieved for her.
Other Countries!!!
Other Countries!!!
In other countries near China, they celebrate this festivity too!!!
In Japan they celebrate it even though they don't hold the lunar calendar.
In South Korea they call it "Thanks-Giving."
In Vietnam, they have children run around and play with the lanterns as adults eat the moon cakes and then they all watch the Lion Dance.
In other countries near China, they celebrate this festivity too!!!
In Japan they celebrate it even though they don't hold the lunar calendar.
In South Korea they call it "Thanks-Giving."
In Vietnam, they have children run around and play with the lanterns as adults eat the moon cakes and then they all watch the Lion Dance.
People have reunion dinners with their families.
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