This week, Ms. Liu’s classes began to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Also called the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, it follows the myth of Hou Yi who shot down nine suns, and Chang’e, who flew to the moon and became the moon goddess.
The full moon is now the symbol of family reunions in Chinese culture.
This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 21. It is said sentimentally, that the moon on the night of the Mid-Autumn festival is the brightest and most beautiful.
In class students learned to make dumplings and learned more about Moon Cakes, a popular dessert in Chinese culture.