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  1. MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

  2. Falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar calendar • when the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year, the Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. • exact middle of Autumn • Western Calendar: • sometime between mid September and mid October.

  3. Myth of the Mid-Autumn Festival Hou Yi rescued the earth and managed in shooting down nine out of the ten suns Hou Yi was given a Pill of Immortality that his wife Chang-O ate instead and floated to the moon She met a friendly hare on the moon, known as the Jade Rabbit and they built a palace and stayed there forever

  4. Mooncake Festival • Chang-O and the Jade Hare’s legendary importance is stamped on every mooncake, box and poster • Mongolian people ruled China in the Yuan Dynasty • Plans of attack from the Sung Dynasty, to plot against the Mongolians were hidden inside mooncakes • Each year families gather to celebrate and commemorate the Mid-Autumn culture by sharing mooncake