Friday, October 1, 2010

Moon Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, Lantern Festival, Mooncake Festival, or Zhongqiu Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, and other Asian peoples, dating back over 3,000 years to China's Shang Dynasty. It was first called Zhongqiu-Jie (lit. “Mid-Autumn Festival”) in the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE). The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake, of which there are many different varieties. Photograph is from the Nankin Machi (南京町) celebration in Kōbe.

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