With the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) approaching, students have been excited to learn about the stories and customs behind this as it is one of the most important Chinese festivals.
Year 7 students learned the poem "The Autumn Evening (秋夕)" and then wrote it on paper fans. Year 9s demonstrated unlimited creativity by decorating pomelos. High school students from the French section showed their talents through fan painting.
For those who are new to Taiwan, you might be interested in learning more about Mid-Autumn Festival. Also known as Moon Festival, it is celebrated annually on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. The full moon corresponds to the Autumn harvest, and it is a time to give thanks. Mid-Autumn festival is also a day we gather with our families and friends, and you will often find people eating moon cakes, pomelos and barbeques.
We wish you a lovely Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋節快樂!