about the event:
PREP students and parents have prepared music performance and heartfelt blessings to share with the community. In this very special holiday, let us meet and celebrate on Zoom!
Oct. 2, 2020 8PM (Central Time)
Oct. 3, 2020 9AM (Beijing Time)
Watch the recording!
About Mid-Autumn Festival
According to wikipedia:
The Mid-Autumn Festival (Simplified Chinese: 中秋节; Traditional Chinese: 中秋節), also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated by Chinese people and the Sinosphere. It is the second-most important Chinese holiday after Chinese New Year with a history dating back 3,000 years, when China’s emperors worshipped the moon for bountiful harvests.
The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar with a full moon at night, corresponding to mid-September to early October of the Gregorian calendar. On this day, the Chinese believe that the moon is at its brightest and fullest size, coinciding with harvest time in the middle of Autumn. This year the Mid-Autumn Festival is on October 1, which coincide with the 71st anniversary of People’s Republic of China.
The festival was a time to enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honor of the moon. Today, it is still an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity. The most notable tradition of celebration is lanterns and mooncakes.
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