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The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, Zhongqiu Festival (中秋节) is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people. It falls on the 15th of August in Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October. This year, 2009 the Moon Festival is on October 3rd.
On this day, Chinese family members and friends are supposed to gather together to eat moon cakes. Other customs of the celebration includes: carrying brightly lit lanterns, lighting lanterns on towers, floating sky lanterns, burning incense in reverence to deities of Chang e (嫦娥), Planting Mid-Autumn trees, Collecting dandelion leaves and distributing them evenly among family members and fire Dragon Dances…
I found this video of sand paining on Mid-Autumn Festival on QQ, wanted to share with everyone and wishing everyone a happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
[pro-player width=’400′ height=’300′ type=’video’]http://www.chinahush.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/20091005-moon.flv[/pro-player]
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