The Chinese Moon festival is on the 15th of the 8th Lunar month. 2012 Chinese moon festival falls on Sep. 30 (Sunday). Moon Festival is known as Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu festival or Union Festival. It is the second largest Chinese traditional festivals in China.
There are a lot of beautiful legends about Moon Festival. The favorite beautiful legend is ChangEr (嫦娥), Hare and Woodchopper. It is said on this day the moon is the “biggest” and “brightest” in the whole year. On this day, Chinese like to gather together at night under the moon eating moon cakes to represent union and harmony since the traditional moon cakes have the same shape of the moon – circle. Moon cakes are the traditional food and Moon Rabbit is the symbol of the Moon festival.
Besides of eating moon cakes, Chinese would like to light up their home brightly, burn incenses and make wishes to the moon. Moon festival is the good day to pray and make wishes. It is believed that Moon can help you wishes come true, especially those reunion wishes. Children also can wish that they have smart mind and get high score in their education.
A lot of Asian cerebrate Moon Festival, such as Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. Some places have fire dragon dance and display big lantern. You will see a lot communities have Moon Festival Cerebration. Don’t forget to make a wish at that night. You can simply go outside or in your back yard, stand or knee down facing to the moon, then pray to the moon and ask the moon to help you wishes coming true.
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09/12/2011 is Chinese Moon Festival. Moon festival is also called Mid-Autumn festival. Moon festival represents union and harmony since it is said the moon is the brightest and biggest on this day. Moon festival is the second important Chinese traditional festival.
Moon cake and fruits are the traditional food for moon festival. On this day, Chinese have traditions to gather together eating moon cakes and fruits under the shine of the moon. In the same time, some Chinese also pray to the Moon and make wishes, especially those reunion wishes. It is believed that Moon can help you make wishes true.
A lot of Asian countries have Moon festival, such as Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. They have different and similar ceremony. Some places have dragon dancing and some places have big lanterns too.
There are also a lot of legends regarding to Moon Festival. ChangEr and Jade Rabbit are the most common ones. One of the best Four-character idioms for Moon festival is Hua Hao Yue Yuan that means beautiful flowers and full moon. See more feng shui products at feng shui store.
The date of Moon festival 2010 is Sep. 22, 2010. There are a lot of moon festival legends, such as changEr, Jade Rabbit, etc. Moon festival is the second largest festival in China. People work at other place usually goes home to reunion their family on or before this date. The significant of moon festival is reunion.
Moon festival is also called Mid-autumn festival. It is the date of Lunar August 15. It is said that the full moon is the biggest and brightest in the whole year. At night of Moon festival, Chinese have tradition to gather together and sit under the shine of moon light drinking tea, eating fruit and moon cakes. Moon cake is the specific food for moon festival.
On the date of moon festival, Chinese like to pray to the moon and make a wish. It is believed that moon can help people wishes come true, especially those reunion wishes. Children also can wish that they have smart mind and get high score in their exams.
It is easy to pray on the Mid-autumn festival. Put some fruit and moon cake on one table (no meat), light up 2 candles, 3 incenses and one lamp (see Buddha Supplies for above items). Then you can knee down and make a wish to Moon. Moon will help you achieve your goal. Enjoy on moon festival!
Following scence stands for peace, harmony and reunion. It is called Hua Hao Yue Yuan.
What is Moon Festival?
Moon Festival is also called Mid-Autumn Festival. It is known as one of the four biggest Chinese traditional festival (Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Tomb Sweeping Festival and Moon Festival). Moon Festival is on the Lunar calendar August 15. It is said that the moon is the “biggest” and “brightest” in the whole year.
When is Lunar calendar August 15 2009?
In 2009, Lunar calendar August 15 is on Oct. 3rd 2009.
What does Moon Festival Mean?
Moon Festival is the second largest festival in China. It is considered as the reunion festival. There are a lot of beautiful legends about Moon Festival, such as Jade Rabbit, ChangEr.
What do Chinese People Do on Moon Festival?
Moon Cake (Chinese cookie) is related to Moon Festival. The traditional culture of Chinese people is that people gather together at the moon night watching the moon and eating moon cakes. Mid Autumn is the day of praying the Moon for reunion, safety and harmony. It is also the good day to wish children being good behaviour and advanced education.
Feng Shui and Moon Festival
Mid Autumn festival is the good day to play your feng shui items, such as Mandarin Ducks for harmony and Wen Chang Pagoda for eduction. People can face to Moon at that night and make a wish. It is believed that Moon can help you wishes come true. You also can light up 2 candles, incenses and lamp. Food for praying Moon are fruit and moon cakes only.