Festive China: Mid-Autumn Festival

  
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Festive China: Mid-Autumn Festival
 

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In China and some other Asian countries it is now Mid-Autumn Festival.

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Festive China: Mid-Autumn Festival



The 15th day of the eighth lunar month is the Mid-Autumn Festival, a celebration that focuses on the moon. From ancient times, it has been customary for Chinese to reunite with family members and enjoy a sweet mooncake while observing the beautiful moon.

This yearning for the moon among Chinese people can be traced back to a fairytale: "Chang'e Flies to the Moon". What is the story about? And how is this related to China's "Chang'e Moon Exploration Project"? What does the dark side of the moon look like? Watch this episode of  Festive China  to find out more.

Festive China  is a series of short clips focusing on traditional Chinese festivals and festivities, the cultural connotations of traditional holidays, their development and changes, and how they manifest in today's China.

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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Mid-Autumn Festival is my favourite Chinese festival because it is when we eat the delicious moon-cakes.

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shona1
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1.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    2 months ago

Morning...yum I will be right over...

 
 
 
shona1
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1.1.1  shona1  replied to  shona1 @1.1    2 months ago

Are moon cakes like a sweet cake or plain tasting?.. have heard of them but never tasted them..

The moon photo is spectacular...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @1.1.1    2 months ago

Moon cake fillings are mostly sweet, but various.  Here is a site that describes 10 popular knds of fillings. 

The lead photo is one relevant to the festival from the internet as there was no still image I could use from the article.  Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Moon Festival. 

 
 
 
shona1
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1.2  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    2 months ago

Evening Buzz.  Just looking at the moon cakes again...when you/Chinese drink tea is it green tea they have or black tea??

That's if you drink tea...was just wondering.. most of the tea here comes from India and Sri Lanka..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @1.2    2 months ago

There are many types of tea grown and harvested here.  One very famous and expensive one is called pu'er tea which is said to have medicinal qualities.  I almost never drink tea and when I do it's usually herbal tea, like mint tea.  I drink a mug of fresh-brewed coffee every mornng with breakfast. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

It makes me quite sad to see the absolute dearth of interest that most Americans have in anything if it isn't American.  It appears that Australians have much broader horizons. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    2 months ago

Never mind, Buzz. If all most people here on NT are dedicate to is America and politics, they live in a very small world. The world is really much bigger than that. So just keep posting your great images, photos and interesting topics and those who live in a real world can/will enjoy them. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @2.1    2 months ago

Thank you Raven.  I guess if only a few have the broad horizons to appreciate more than one or two topics on this site, it's worth providing them with the joy of it. 

And for those who despise China (in most cases knowing little about it and never being there) they have obviously missed the lesson taught by a Chinese genius about The Art of War.  Sun Tzu wrote that they should know their enemy.  In a way that's a lesson I learned at my very first lecture in law school, given by the Dean, that if we were unwilling or unable to learn our opponent's case as well as our own, if not better, we might as well walk out that door right now and not come back.   

 
 
 
shona1
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2.1.2  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.1    2 months ago

Anoon Buzz..well I guess it is each to their own as they say..and every country has different interests...

For me our footy grand final is on today..We play a very unique game here sort of half soccer and half rugby...and they don't wear whoozy padding ..I barrack for the Melbourne Demons we have not won a grand final since 1964...I can just remember it..

Normally it is played in Melbourne but due to the virus it is being played in Perth.. they are virus free...

I also have a soft spot for the opposition the Bulldogs and just hope it is not a draw...

So I will be glued to the tellie today and barracking for my team..Go Demon's...👹👹👹

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1.3  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @2.1.2    2 months ago

I kniow that Rugby can be pretty physical and never mind the sissy American football padding.  Of course the sport that I grew up with was hockey.  When it came to scrub baseball games I was the last person picked for a team, and rightly so.  LOL

 
 
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