Monday, November 8, 2010

The Moon Festival

The Moon Festival is also called the Mid-Autumn Festival. This is a popular festival celebrated by the Chinese. The Vietnamese also celebrate the Moon Festival.
The Moon Festival celebrates; you guessed it, the moon. Worshipping the moon dates back over 3,000 years ago. The Moon Festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar (another word for moon) calendar. The Moon Festival coincides with the autumnal equinox. This equinox is about the Earth’s position with the Sun. During the autumnal equinox the moon is at its roundest, which makes it particularly beautiful and inspires many people to have a festival in its honor.
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