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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mid-Autumn Festival

Should be World Youth Day Post for the coming month but a little interrupt by Mid-Autumn Festival~

Mid-Autumn Festival is an East-Asia traditional festival, it started in China at 15 August
(Lunar Calendar, also known as traditional Chinese Calendar)

According to the China Lunar Calendar, August is the second month of Autumn, so that's why the festival has named Mid-Autumn Festival. but it's also known as Qiu XiBa Yuejie, August half month evening, May Day.
and because at the Mid-Autumn Festival the moon is full, it is a symbol of reunion, it also called the festival of reunion (Tuan Yuanjie)
Funny Fact: By the impact of Chinese Culture, 
Mid-Autumn Festival is also a traditional festival of Japan, Vietnam,  North and South Korea...
When it start?
Mid-Autumn Festival are first recored at about Chow Dynasty to Warring State Period in China which is about at the year B.C.1100-771 but it did not said which day in August it is.
Although people celebrate and get together for a very long time 
and it became a fixed festival at Dong Dynasty (A.D. 618-907)

There are many variants and adaptations of the legend of Chang'e that frequently contradict each other. However, most versions of the legend involve some variation of the following elements: Houyi, the Archer, an emperor, either benevolent or malevolent, and an elixir of life

Back to Modern, The next day of Mid-Autumn Festival is a public Holiday of Hong Kong and Macau. In Taiwan Mid-Autumn Festival is a Holiday but if it overlap with Saturday or Sunday, it's not another holiday. 
but if the weekly rest day holidays were only separated by one, the day is a holiday tune, and choose another Saturday to make up classes.
Start from 2008, Mid-Autumn Festival is a Statutory holidays in Mainland China.
and there're three day of holiday in Korea.

If you want to know more about the story, you may go to this website