Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Happy Moon Festival! (お月見) 2017

The Mid-Autumn Festival (traditional Chinese中秋節simplified Chinese中秋节Vietnamesetết Trung Thu) is a Moon harvest festival (中秋の名月(ちゅうしゅうのめいげつ)) celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. Japanese celebrate Japanese Moon Festival or OTSUKIMI(お月見)/ TSUKIMI (月見) in autumn. Otsukimi literally means viewing or gazing the moon. and In korea they celebrate the Chuseok (추석) (kOREAN THANKS GIVING)
We can say that all this festival is  something similar to the Thanks Giving from America.

🌕This FESTIVAL is known as the MOON WORKSHIP festival and the time to offer food to the moon. Offerings are also made to a more well-known lunar deity, Chang'e, known as the Moon Goddess of Immortality. Food offerings made to deities are placed on an altar set up in the courtyard, including apples, pears, peaches, grapes, pomegranates, melons, oranges, and pomelos.[ One of the first decorations purchased for the celebration table is a clay statue of the Jade Rabbit. In Chinese folklore, the Jade Rabbit was an animal that lived on the moon and accompanied Chang'e. Offerings of soy beans and cockscomb flowers were made to the Jade Rabbit.

The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendarwith full moon at night, corresponding to late September to early October of the Gregorian calendar with full moon at night.

幸せな中秋節!  中秋節快樂! (Happy Mid-autumn festival!)  
추석 잘 보내세요! (Happy Chuseok!) 

Please enjoy viewing the moon tonight!

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