Chinese Moon Festival *** (zhong qiu jie)

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Chinese Moon Festival
中秋节
(zhong qiu jie)
Lilly Piz (彭利安), Lea Milando (麦俐莉), Julia Fritz-Endres (费莉雅), Madeline Guth (高美林)
The Legend of The Mid-Autumn
Moon Festival - 中秋节
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instead of "man in the moon" it is the Jade
兔子 (rabbit) in the 月
Chang E and Hou Yi both wanted to be
immortal
Chang E receives a pill of immortality
from the emperor and Hou Yi steals it
Chang E then tries to capture Hou Yi as
she flies towards the 月
Hou Yi spits out the outer shell of the pill it becomes a 兔子 and she turns into a
toad
月 is most beautiful (漂亮) during Mid-
The Legend of 月饼
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The Han people's army sent the message to
overthrow the Mongol's Yuan Dynasty (12711368) by writing it on the paper wrapped
around mooncakes (月饼)
The rumor was spread that eating 月饼 was
the only way to cure a new winter disease
The message read "uprising, at the night of
中秋节", and 大家吃月饼 ever since
Mooncakes 月饼 (yue bing)
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During the 中秋节大家一边吃月饼, 一边看
full, 漂亮的月
early on during dynasty times 月饼 were
served as sacrifices to the 月
今天在中秋节people will give 月饼 to one
another as presents/gifts
月饼 are symbolic of wanting to be
together during the 中秋节
Mooncakes 月饼
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(yue bing)
(Cont.)
十三个月饼 are placed in a pyramid
these 十三个月饼 represent the 13 moons
that make up a "complete" year
often they are filled with lotus seed paste,
almonds, orange peel, walnut, ham, or a
salted duck's egg yolk
Round Things - 圆东西
(yuan dong
xi)
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圆东西 = reunion, wholeness (like 月)
another important 圆东西 is the watermelon
西瓜 (xi gua)
different types of fruits: 葡萄 pu tao (grapes),
苹果 ping guo (apples), dates, oranges,
pomelos, peaches, pears, pomegranates, as
well as nuts
boiled water calthrop (type of nut)
Tang-Yuan
Round Things - 圆东西
xi)
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paper lanterns in the
shape of various
favorable animals
pumpkin
river snails
persimmons (which are
like big tomatoes)
other traditional 吃反
include: cooked taro
(potato-like tubers),
(yuan dong
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