mid autumn festival is a traditional festival of china. it used to be as important as spring festival .it is usually celebrated in september or ocotber. this festival is to celebrate the havast and to enjoy the beautiful moon light.to some extent, it is like thanks giving day in western countries. on this day, people usually get together with their families and have a nice meal. after that, people always eat delicious moon cakes, and watch the moon. the moon is always very round on that day, and makes people think of their relitives and friends. it is a day of pleasure and happiness. hope you have a wonderful mid autumn festival!
the mid-autumn festival has all interesting history. long ago in one of the dynasties of china there was a king who was very cruel to the people and did not manage the country well. the people were so angry that some brave ones suggested killing the king. so they wrote notes telling about the meeting place and time and put them into cakes. on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month every person was told to buy the cakes. when they ate them they discovered the notes. so they gathered together to make a sudden attack on the king. from then on the chinese people celebrate on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and eat "moon cakes" in memory of that important event.
when the mid-autumn festival is near, shop windows are beautifully decorated. many "moon cakes" are displayed for people to buy. people send presents such aswine, fruits and "moon cakes" to their friends and relatives. in the evening of the day, they have a feast. after the feast, they go out to the garden to look at the moon. the children run
and laugh on the streets.
it is believed that the moon is at her brightest on this night. many poems have been written about it, and poets are never tired of reading and writing such poems. in chinese literature, the moon of the mid autumn festival has been compared to a looking-glass, a jade rabbit, and so on. it seems that chinese literature takes far more interest in the moon than in the sun.
the mid-autumn festival the mid-autumn festival is a very important chinese festival. it’s on the fifth of august. we can hang lanterns in the house. in the evening, we have a big dinner. look, there is lots of food on the table. they are chicken, fish, crabs and so on. they’re very delicious. we can drink a glass of juice. we stand beside the table and we say, “cheers, cheers, happy mid-autumn festival!” we make a wish to each other. at night, the moon is usually round and bright. it looks like a ball. we can enjoy the moon. moon cakes are the special food for this festival. we can eat moon cakes, too. in the mid-autumn festival, my parents and i are all very happy and excited.