mid-autumn festival

September 10, 2019

  the mid-autumn festival is an ancient family occasion, similar to harvest festival. celebrated in china and east asia over a full moon, this year it falls on friday 13th september. traditionally families gather together, light paper lanterns and share mooncakes to give thanks for the harvest and pray for the future. lanterns originally symbolised fertility and often depict natural elements, such as flowers, plants and butterflies. when lit at nightime, they represent the sun’s light and promise that warmth will return after winter. we love to celebrate festivals, and feel it’s important for our children to connect to their...

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