By Jasmine Ng (L6, W)
The mid-Autumn festival is on 15 August every year in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around September in the UK. The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar, which means the festival is always celebrated when the moon turns very bright and round. It is usually celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. I am very grateful that some other pupils came to celebrate with the Chinese pupils.
We enjoyed the festival by celebrating with traditional lanterns and moon cakes; a special thank you must go to Mr Nelson for kindly preparing this delicious gift for us! Moon cakes are used to celebrate the festival because in the past a revolution succeeded on a date close to 15 August, in which the leader ordered all people of China to celebrate with moon cakes, which the soldiers used to send messages with. A lot of pupils suggested that we should do it again next year too as the festival gave us precious time to talk to the people we haven’t seen in a while. We are also planning to use the traditional lanterns.
If you are interested in joining us next year you would be very welcome!