Foreign Guests Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, is celebrated among Chinese communities to mark the end of the harvest season. On 14th September, ASIPP held a cocktail reception for foreign guests to share the joy and spirit of this important Chinese festival.
Traditional as it is, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a time of family reunion, featured in eating moon cakes and admiring the full moon. The foreign guests at ASIPP and their family got together to celebrate and to experience a Chinese way of celebration. Professor Martin Peng from Oak Ridge National Laboratory introduced the origins of the Mid-Autumn Festival and the legend about the goddess Chang’e on the moon and her rabbit.
Immersed in zephyr and fragrance, all the guests enjoyed a beautiful dusk and shared their festival customs in France, the USA, Poland, Chile and so on, leaving a wonderful memory of the Mid-Autumn Festival. (ZHANG Luxi reports)