Monday, September 8, 2014

NASA Wishes Us a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

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From 腾讯新闻 (Tencent News): 美国航天局发月球照庆中国中秋节 [NASA posts a photo of the moon to wish China a happy Mid-Autumn Festival].

Today (September 8) is Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 zhōng qiū jié). It's a Chinese holiday to celebrate the harvest and full moon. People get a day off, and get together with their families. And eat moon cakes. Which are pretty good, as long as you don't go into it thinking you're gonna be eating chocolate, because you will be highly disappointed.

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Anyway, NASA posted a photo of the moon on 微博 (Weibo, Chinese equivalent to Twitter) to wish us a happy mid-autumn festival. Thank you NASA!

And have a good Mid-Autumn Festival, everyone! There's a beautiful full moon tonight here in China.

1 comment:

  1. We had a wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival lunch at NASA Goddard, sponsored by the Goddard Chinese American Club! They told us about the origins of the festival and we had a delicious lunch followed by tasty green tea moon cakes. Omnomnom. :) It reminded me of undergrad where my RA was from China and he held a Moon Festival every autumn at the beginning of the semester as a dorm activity. *sigh* I miss undergrad. I'm sure the festival is a lot more exciting in China!