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The Moon Festival: A Time for Families

Across China this past weekend, families celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, second only in importance to the Spring Festival (also known as Chinese New Year) celebrated earlier in the year. September 27 was a full moon, and for this reason the day is often referred to as the “Moon Festival”. It is a time for families to reunite and enjoy being together.

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Wisdom Wednesdays: Mooncakes

We are excited to introduce a new blog series called “Wisdom Wednesdays” in which guest bloggers list three things they wish they had known about a wide variety of topics related to China, adoption, and charity. We hope our readers will find these blogs interesting and useful, and we encourage you to add your own thoughts on the topic each week if you have a piece of advice or information you would like to share. Our first Wisdom Wednesdays post tackles the timely topic of mooncakes which are a central part of the Mid-Autumn Festival — also known as the Moon Festival which celebrates the legend of Chang E, the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality.


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‘Tis the Season for…Mooncakes!

Harvest is a special time of year to people around the world. In China, the Moon Festival is second only to Chinese New Year in importance and is a special time for families to gather together, gaze at the full moon….and eat mooncakes!
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