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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Today is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, sometimes called the Harvest Moon Festival. The Chinese celebrate it on the evening of the fifteenth day of the eighth month (Chinese calendar). Some say that it was to honor the goddess of the moon.

In our family, we use the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival to celebrate the family. We take the view that we all see the same moon...Miss Scarlett's forever family here in the States, and her first family in China. We look at the moon, and think of that first family. We pray for them and hope that they somehow know that we are praying for them and thinking of them. For they are an important part of what makes Miss Scarlett her wonderful self.

We like to celebrate by eating Moon Cakes filled with red bean paste or white lotus paste, waving some sparklers and howling at the moon. (Yes, you read it right, howling at the moon. It's just our little way of letting off some steam.)

When it is all said and done, it may not be how the folks in China do it, but is our way of celebrating. And it is perfect for our little family.

1 comment:

MamaOfTwo said...

Happy celebrating!!! It sounds like your family has a lot of fun!