Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to everyone who celebrate it. In Chinese we say 中秋节快乐(Zhōngqiū jié Kuàilè). Based on Chines lunar calendar, today (Sept, 13th 2019) is the 15th day on the 8th month. On this day the moon will Did you know that Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after Chinese New Year? This is because this festival is a sign of gathering, praying, and thanksgiving. The early form of the Mid-Autumn Festival was derived from the custom of moon worship during the Zhou Dynasty over 3,000 years ago. In ancient China, most emperors worshiped the moon annually. Then the custom was accepted by the masses and became more and more popular over time.
Useful article: The Origins and History of China’s Mid-Autumn Festival
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Let’s not forget the moon cake. Moon cake or 月饼 (Yuèbǐng) is the snack that must avaible during this season. Moon cakes come in various flavors according to the region. In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and reunion. On the festival day, family members will gather together in the outside. Why must outside? The reason is that everyone can see and appreciate the perfect bright full moon. Belief say that this is a sign to offer sacrifice to the moon. While looking at the beautiful perfect roundest moon, all the family members will eat moon cakes. Thus, the sharing and eating of round mooncakes among family members during the week of the festival signifies the completeness and unity of families. Not just that, at this moment everyone will express strong yearnings toward family members and friends who live afar. Nowadays, people present moon cakes to relatives and friends to demonstrate that they wish them a long and happy life.
We, Bright Internships team wish your career and life be like the mid-autumn moon, bright and bright, full and bright, full of roundness. 祝你的事业和生活像那中秋的圆月一样，亮亮堂堂，圆圆满满 (Zhù nǐ de shìyè hé shēnghuó xiàng nà zhōngqiū de yuán yuè yīyàng, liàngliàng tangtáng, yuányuán mǎnmǎn).