дёз§‹иЉ‚ Mid-autumn Festival Lectured by Betsy Hu Xiaoqiong(иѓЎж™“ зђјпј‰ LetвЂ™s taste some moon cakes Introduction The annual lunar August 15, is a traditional Mid-Autumn festival. This time is the middle of autumn in a year, so it is also called Mid-Autumn festival. ( Sep. 19th, 2013) Mid-Autumn Festival has a deep origin and a long history The legends of Mid-Autumn Festival Chang Er flying to the moon Hou Yi shoots down nine suns The Story пѓ�Hou Yi shot 9 suns. пѓ�ChangвЂ™e met Hou Yi and they got married. пѓ�Hou Yi went to the Kunlun Mountains to look for an elixir of life. пѓ�House Yi gave the elixir to ChangвЂ™e. пѓ�ChangвЂ™e drank the elixir and flew to the moon. пѓ�Hou Yi sacrificed the moon. Jade rabbit making heavenly medicine Wu Gang cuts the laurel Moon cakes The production procedure of moon cakes The round shape of moon cakes just symbolizes not only the moon but also the unity of the family. Customs Reunion Appreciate the Moon Offering sacrifice to the moon Eat the Mooncake Different Customs of Different Areas Play the grass dragon(и€ћиЌ‰йѕ™ ) (Zhe Jiang) fire Douxiang(зѓ§ж–—й¦™ ) (Jiang Su) Fu Jian put the sky lights(ж”ѕе¤©зЃЇ ) Whorship the Moon пј€Guang Dong) Plant the Mid-Autumn пј€ Guang Dong) THANKS Pomelo Lantern (Guang Dong) Fire-dragon Dance (Hong Kong) Qiantang Tide (Zhe Jiang) The Poems п‚§ дЅ†ж„їдєєй•їд№…пјЊеЌѓй‡Ње…±е©µеЁџгЂ‚ п‚§ May the people live forever, and share the moon shine across vast distances together. The Poems п‚§ As the moon rises above the sea, we share the same time though we are far apart. The Poems п‚§ ж�Ґж±џжЅ®ж°ґиїћжµ·е№іпјЊжµ·дёЉж�Ћжњ€е…±жЅ®з”џ гЂ‚ п‚§ In spring, the river rises as high as the sea. And with the riverвЂ™s rise the moon uprises bright. Discussion & Conclusion п‚§ п‚§ п‚§ п‚§ п‚§ General introduction Legends Moon cakes Customs Chinese ancient poems Discussion п‚§ Since the Mid-autumn Festival is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival in China, people attach great importance to it, can you tell what concept Chinese try to convey through the celebration of MidAutumn Festival? п‚§ In the history of your country, is there any festivals which mainly expressed peopleвЂ™s worship towards the Sun, Moon or any other natural things?