Transcript: Mid Autumn Festival Poems By Anny Kim Celebration Wu Kang was a shiftless fellow who changed apprenticeships all the time. One day he decided that he wanted to be an immortal. Wu Kang then went to live in the mountains where he importuned an immortal to teach him. The Legend The Date of the festival Story of the Mooncakes Moon Cakes ju tóu wàng míngyuè I gaze up towards the sky di tóu si gùxing And downwards look when a nostalgia does arise. míngyuè jishí you Bright moon, when was your birth? ba jiu wèn qingtian Winecup in hand, I ask the deep blue sky. The date is of the mid-autumn festival this year is the 30th of September. It changes every year depending on the moon calender Special family reunion dinner Lighting lanterns in parks Going out to festivals Lighting lanterns and placing them in rivers to send messages to family members who have passed away or distance family members Fire Dragon Dancers Match Making Legend has it that during the Yuan Dynasty moon cakes were used by the Chinese to plan a rebellion against the Mongol government. It is said that they conveniently used the Mid-Autumn Festival timing to seek permission to distribute moon cakes, which (conveniently) the Mongols did not eat. They managed to hide secret messages inside the cakes which organised the rebellion and overthrow of the government; its collapse led to the Ming Dynasty. Of course, Wu Kang became bored within a few days, and asked if they could travel to some new and exciting place. Angered with Wu Kang's impatience, the master banished Wu Kang to the Moon Palace telling him that he must cut down a huge cassia tree before he could return to earth. Though Wu Kang chopped day and night, the magical tree restored itself with each blow, and thus he is up there chopping still. First the immortal taught him about the herbs used to cure sickness, but after three days his characteristic restlessness returned and he asked the immortal to teach him something else. So the immortal decided to teach him chess. But after a short while Wu Kang was not interested any more. Then Wu Kang was given the books of immortality to study. Since moon cakes are on of the most popular foods during the mid-autumn festival it comes in many flavors. The traditional flavors Egg yolk Jujube paste Fiver Kernal Sweet bean paste Lotus seed paste Modern Flavors: Ice Cream Fruit and Vegetables Seafood Coconut Milk Naliang Health food Tea
Transcript: Ancient and New! In ancient times there were many ways to celebrate the mid-autumn festival. In the southern song dynasty they sent round moon cakes to relatives in an expression of their wishes of family reunion. Now people will look up at the full moon, drinking wine and thinking of those theyhold dear. People celebrate this amazing festival for the harvests of the year and for wishes of family reunion and friends. There are many legends for why people celebrate this festival. One of them is about a woman named Chang'e who ascended to the moon after drinking an elixir so that an evil man named Fengmeng, but she had a husband named Houyi. So every full moon her husband would put all of her favorite foods out to tell her how much he missed her. The equivalence to the chinese mid-autumn festival in the U.S. is Thanksgiving, when people think of their family. It's when people celebrate the harvest, family reunion and friendship. Both of these holidays are important to the countries. When it happens! Reasons! The mid-autumn festival usually takes place between the second week of September and the second week of October. This year it will occur on September 30. Equivalence! Mid-Autumn Festival By. Fiona Burke-Scovill Many people just call this festival the "Fifteenth of the Eighth Moon." Though it is called many other names this is the main name that it is called. In some cultures they hang different shaped lanterns and watch the moon and drink with friends and family.
Transcript: Tết Trung Thu Every year, during the Mid-Autumn Festival, children light lanterns and participate in a procession to show Cuội's wife the way back to Earth. Every year, during the Mid-Autumn Festival, children light lanterns and participate in a procession to show Cuội's wife the way back to Earth. One final interesting fact about this festival: In Southeast Asia on the 15th day of August lunar month the orbit of the moon is at the lowest angle to the horizon, making the moon apper brighter and larger than at any other time of the year. That is why this day was chosen as the day the Mid Autumn Festival would be celebrated every year in Vietnam. Where does it take place? Originally, the festival was created to celebrate the harvesting season. Harvests were very important a long time ago because people relied on them for food and money. The festival was a time to celebrate a good harvest after a long season of work. People created a folktale related to this holiday. It said, once, there was a hardworking farmer named Cui, who was very poor, so God gave him one banyan tree that could change the life of his family. But he could only water it with pure, clean water. But one day, his wife forgot, so she "peed" on the tree. Soon after, she sat on one of the tree branches and the sacred tree began to fly away until it finally reached the moon, leaving Cui's wife stranded there. when this festival comes! One final interesting fact about this festival: In Southeast Asia on the 15th day of August lunar month the orbit of the moon is at the lowest angle to the horizon, making the moon apper brighter and larger than at any other time of the year. That is why this day was chosen as the day the Mid Autumn Festival would be celebrated every year in Vietnam. Who celebrates this festival? When does it take place? And I'm also looking forward to this festival too! Are you exited too?? By:Bui Hong Vy Jenny Vietnamese people celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival. But Chinese people celebrate a festival that's very similar called the Moon Festival. Mid Autumn Festival is celebrated throughout Vietnam. It is similar to the Moon Festival which is celebrated in China. The Mid Autumn Festival takes place at parks, people's homes, and often streets and businesses are filled with lanterns, flowers, and the colours of the festival: red and yellow. At night, people like to go somewhere to get a good view of the full moon. Editor:Mr.Jeremy What do people do to celebrate this festival? Why do people celebrate this festival? Mid Autumn Festival Sometimes people let out lanterns to float up the sky just for fun.And most of the people play with lanterns.And sometimes adults set the table at the yard everyone eat the mooncake and the special sticky soup called the "Che troi nuoc" sometimes they also have a friendly conversation and also look at the beautiful moon.Sometimes we also do the dragon dance.And people are always happy! Thank you so much....for listening!! It is celebrated on the 15th day of the Lunar Calendar. In 2012, Mid Autumn Festival falls on September 30th. Since the date of the festival depends on when the full moon appears, it changes every year but it is always near the end of September or very early in October. So everyone is happy
Transcript: - happy One day, Hou Yi took his disciples out hunting. Peng Meng didn't join them. - look http://lms.aplus-is.com/mandarin/mod/resource/view.php?id=7612 Mid-Autumn Festival At that time, people far away will look up at the moon and miss their hometown and family - moon Qìngzhù zhōngqiū jié Hou Yi took his wife's favorite foods and offer them up to her altar. It became a memorial ceremony for Chang-E yuèbǐng The 15th day of the eighth lunar month is China’s traditional mid-autumn festival. Zhongqiuūshì shénme? The Chinese moon cake has many varieties. There are sweet salty meat and vegetable fillings. It is carved with various decorative patterns and words, good looking and delicious. With sword in hand, he rushed over Chang-E's quarters and forced her to give him the elixir Later on, Hou Yi met and marries a kind and beautiful woman named Chang-E. They lived a happy life together dài Girl: Zhōngqiū jié kuàilè. (Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.) Boy:Wǒ dài le yìxiē píngguǒ. (I brought some apples.) Nǐmen yào chī píngguǒ ma?(Do you want to eat some apples?) Girl:Hǎo a.(Okay.) Boy:Wǒmen qù kàn yuèliang ba. (Let’s go look at the moon.) - bring le–particle for past tense yìxiē–some qù–go ba–a particle indicating a suggestion (shall we?) According to traditional custom, the Chinese people enjoy fruits and moon cakes while admiring the moon. ten suns rose to the sky... all at the same time MORE VOCABS!!! Zhōngqiū jié Once upon a time... ...in ancient China Legend of the Mooncake Festival: - orange As the moon cake is round, symbolizing reunion. It is sometimes called “reunion cake”. Upon realizing what happened to his wife, Hou Yi was grief stricken. He shouted Chang-E's name to the skies. He was amazed to see a swaying shadow on the moon that was exactly his wife. The elixir would cause a person to immediately ascend to heaven and become immortal people couldn't bear it plants and crops The Story of Chang-E sources: Since people consider the full moon as the symbol of reunion and satisfaction. as soon as she drank it, she flew out the window ascending towards the heavens. Chang-E's great love for her husband drew her towards the nearest celestial body, the moon yuèliang Not being able to bear the thought of parting with Chang-E, Hou Yi asked her to keep the elixir hidden. As she kept the elixir away, Peng Meng saw it. - eat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival - it is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese peoples. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, during a full moon, which is in late September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, close to the autumnal equinox One day, a strong man named Hou Yi took his bow and arrow and went up to Kunlun Mountain. With his superhuman strength, he shot down nine of the ten suns. He then ordered the remaining one to rise and set according to the right time. Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival - moon cake Zhongqiuū jié de chuánshuo: chī the story of Chang-E spread. With it, the custom of worshiping the moon spread as well knowing that she wouldn't be able to fight him, Chang-E took the elixir and drank it immediately http://lms.aplus-is.com/mandarin/mod/resource/view.php?id=7611 - Mid-Autumn Festival píngguǒ They have the custom of admiring the moon and eating moon cakes. What is Mid-Autumn Festival? GOOGLE IMAGES kàn group one of IV- Archdiocese of Jaro Vocabulary Cháng'é de gùshì The festival is also called the festival for reunion. view conversation - apple kuàilè júzi On the night, the whole family will sit together to admire the moon and eat moon cakes filled with happiness for harvest and family reunion. http://lms.aplus-is.com/mandarin/mod/resource/view.php?id=7613 On hearing about his accomplishment, people far and wide came to him to learn from him. One of these people was named Peng Meng. One day, as Hou Yi passing by Kunlun Mountain, he came upon Empress Wang Mu, the queen of heaven and handed him an elixir
Transcript: Mooncake--reunion Water chestnut--make children smart Taro--stripping ghost skin Apples, pears, peaches, grapes, etc. Snow mooncake--crust eating without baked, frozen Fruit mooncake--mainly fillingis fruit Seafood mooncake--abalone, shark's fin, dried Scallop Coconut mooncake--freshly squeezed coconut milk, evaporated milk and fruits Green Tea mooncake--green tea Reunion Vietnam Round moon cake Mid-Autumn Festival August 15th of the lunar calendar Full moon Mooncake Thank you! China Japan Korea Food Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration Countries-East Asia Meaning
Transcript: Moon Cakes The round moon cakes, measuring about three inches in diameter and one and a half inches in thickness, resembled Western fruitcakes in taste and consistency. These cakes were made with melon seeds, lotus seeds, almonds, minced meats, bean paste, orange peels and lard Mid-Autumn Festival Accompanying the celebration, there are additional cultural or regional customs, such as: • Carrying brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers, floating sky lanterns • Burning incense in reverence to deities including Chang'e • Collecting dandelion leaves and distributing them evenly among family members • Fire Dragon Dances • In Taiwan, since the 1980s, barbecuing meat outdoors has become a widespread way to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival Fire Dragon Dance
Transcript: Today, people still maintain the tradition of deep respect of the moon during the Chinese Moon Festival. To this day, it is believed that the moon can help send love, best wishes, and greetings to family members far away. History: The Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people.The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese calendar. Its during a full moon, which is in late September or early October. It was made a Chinese public holiday in 2008. It is also a public holiday in Taiwan. Among the Vietnamese, it is considered the second most important holiday tradition. Mid-Autumn Festival: By: Blair Wolinski Why Is It Celebrated? It is celebrated because it is on the middle of the autumn season. That is when the moon is the roundest and the brightest it will be the whole year. It is a time to celebrate and spend time with families. As with every Chinese festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival has its own special food – moon cake. It is a kind of cookie with different fillings and different artistic patterns on the surface that represent the legends of the festival and is usually round. During the festival, people sacrifice these cookies to the moon as offerings, eat them for celebration and present them to relatives and friends for good wishes. The Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated more than 2,000 years ago. Back then, Chinese emperors prayed to Heaven for a prosperous year. They would worship the sun and the night of the 15th day of the eighth month they would hold a ceremony in praise of the moon. Citations: These are the moon cakes that represent the legends of the festival and are very Delicious to the Chinese . This cookie goes along with the "theme" of it which is the moon and sun. This is also very popular in their culture, especially during the festival. The Mid-autumn festival is a time to relax and enjoy spending time with your family. The moon is believed to bring love, best wishes, and greetings to family member from far away that you may not see a lot. The moon and sun are very important in the Chinese culture. What Is It? How Is It Celebrated? How you would see it today: "Chinese Moon Cake, Mid-Autumn Festival Food." Chinese Moon Cake, Mid-Autumn Festival Food. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2013. "Mid-Autumn Festival." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 10 Feb. 2013. Web. 03 Oct. 2013. "Traditional Chinese Festivals - China.org.cn." Traditional Chinese Festivals - China.org.cn. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2013. The festival is a time to enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honor of the moon. Today, it is still an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat moon cakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity.The festival is celebrated with many cultural or regional customs like performing a dragon and lion dance. Lanterns are also a big part of the festival. You carry around a brightly colored lantern or hang it up outside on towers or get floating sky lanterns. This is a picture of the lanterns they fly into the sky at night. It is very important in their culture. They make the festival look even more beautiful Summary:
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