我们的节日是 中秋节 BY: Yiran Zhou
zhōngqīujié中 秋 节 (Mid-Autumn Festival) • 中 秋节– Mid-Autumn Festival, also called Moon Festival • It is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth Chinese lunar month every year, around the time of the autumn equinox • It is held at the time when the moon is at its fullest and brightest in the whole year. • Chinese families celebrate the festival by having a family union, eating moon cakes, drinking tea and appreciating the full moon.
后 弈 射 日Hou Yi the Archer 后弈 从前，天上有十个太阳, 很热。 后弈爸爸射下九个太阳。 天上只有一个太阳， 不冷不热， 正好。 太阳 http://www.childbook.com/Chinese-Moon-Festival-Coloring-Pages-Pictures-s/295.htm
药 Medicine 玉帝给后弈好吃的药。 玉帝 http://www.childbook.com/Chinese-Moon-Festival-Coloring-Pages-Pictures-s/295.htm
嫦娥奔月 Chang E (Houyi’s wife) Flies to the Moon Chang E, the Moon Lady 嫦娥 嫦娥妈妈很喜欢这个药。 她吃了， 飞呀飞，飞向月亮。
嫦娥妈妈有一只小白兔。 嫦娥妈妈和小白兔住在月亮上。 http://www.jianjie8.com/d/file/p/2009-10-30/b56084bfb1593c61e87158e94b5b8cf3.gif
Festival Activities • Create an altar and burn incense in honor of Moon GodessChang'e and “Rabbit Master” • Carry brightly lit lanterns, light lanterns on towers, or float sky lanterns. Lantern shows are part of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. 3. Enjoy an elaborate family reunion dinner. • Plant mid-autumn trees. 5. Watch the tides of the Qian Tang Jiang rive that is close to Shanghai.
. A N D Comparison between Mid-Autumn Festivaland Thanksgiving
Compare & Contrast • Similarities: - Both are national holidays • In both festivals, people enjoy family union and delicious food • Differences: • Celebrated on different dates • Different food: moon cakes vs. turkey/pumpkin pie • Different festival activities - Origin: legendary vs. historical/religious stories
Mid-Autumn Festival Song Wishing We Last Forever 但愿人长久 When will the moon be clear and bright? With a cup of wine in my hand, I ask the blue sky. I don‘t know what season it would be in the heavens on this night. I’d like to ride the wind to fly home. Yet I fear the crystal and jade mansions are much too high and cold for me. Dancing with my moon-lit shadow It does not seem like the human world. The moon rounds the red mansion. Stoops to silk-pad doors. Shines upon the sleepless. Bearing no grudge. Why does the moon tend to be full when people are apart? People have their griefs and joys, their togetherness and separation, and the moon may be dim or bright, wax or wane.This has been going on since the beginning of time.May we all be blessed with longevity,Though far apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together. 明月几时有，把酒问青天。不知天上宫阙，今夕是何年。我欲乘风归去，唯恐琼楼玉宇，高处不胜寒。起舞弄清影，何似在人间。转朱阁，低绮户，照无眠。不应有恨，何事长向别时圆。人有悲欢离合，月有阴晴圆缺，此事古难全。但愿人长久，千里共婵娟。
Activity: Teach a song related to the moon festival 爷爷为我打月饼 Grandpa Makes Cooks For Me http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTExNDQ4MDE2.html http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTIxNDI3Njg=.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFEbVSO4dhk
Three Vocabulary WORDS: 月饼 （Yuèbǐng) Moon cake First slice is always given to the oldest family member. 月亮(Yuèliang) Moon 灯笼 (Dēnglóng) lanterns