Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Holidays

Celebration Time!

Since, I have been here; I have celebrated Moon Day and National Day with the Chinese people. The Chinese use a lunar calendar, so the holidays change according to the moon. This year, Moon Day was on September 11. No one was able to enlighten me, on the origin of moon day, so far as I know, it is a day for families to join together, eat moon cake and gaze at the moon in wonder. The Chinese have many legends and poems about the moon. Moon Cake is a small round egg made from flour, eggs, red beans and sugar with a fruit center. I have had, strawberry, egg (yuck), lotus flower, and other kinds of moon cakes. On the first bit, my taste buds were not overjoyed, but after three or four, they were hooked. We did nothing special on National Day, most of the celebratory activities occurred in the major cities. In Fuzhou, most people go shopping because the prices of products are driven down.

2 Comments:

At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, national day is important vacation for Chinese, during days, they used to go shopping, travel... But now, there will lots of people full with the market place, street, famouse travel site, so some people would rather at home in holiday.
Moon day you mentioned, that is traditional day, member of family should eat moon cake together and view Moon,,

 
At 1:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time you come to China,I will invite you to have some traditional Chinese food.

 

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