Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mid-Autumn Festival 2013

The time of 中秋節 (zhong qiu jie) is upon us. It is otherwise known as mid-autumn festival or moon festival. In Taiwan, a notable part of celebrating the holiday is the carrying of brightly lit lanterns and hanging them outside of buildings. Some even light and set off sky lanterns. Additionally, as with many Chinese holidays, family and friends gather in celebration. It's a hallmark tradition to exchange moon cakes between family members and friends. In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and unity. Finally, my favorite activity is to join with friends and BBQ on a rooftop over-looking Taipei. Have an awesome 中秋節 everyone!

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