Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Chinese Moon Festival

The Chinese Moon Festival is coming up THIS FRIDAY! Our agency posted some very interesting facts about this mid-autumn festival on our weekly update.

Celebrations, though still relatively new to the U.S., have been held throughout Asia for well over 1,000 years. This holiday is a time to reflect upon the bounty of the summer harvest, the fullness of the moon, and the myth of the immortal moon Goddess; Chang E, who lives in the moon.

The Moon Festival is often compared to a sort of "Chinese Thanksgiving" because of its spirit of gratitude and its inclusion of abundant food — including the popular moon cakes. Moon cakes are flaky, round, semi-sweet pastries often filled with bean or lotus-seed paste and topped with a duck egg,echoing the shape of the full moon. Many millions of moon cakes are gifted around the time of the Moon Festival.

Here is a link to Chinasprout.com as they have a link to order these:
http://www.chinasprout.com/htm/community.html?topic=staticpages&id=48

Here is a link for more information about the festival:

http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/midfallstory.htm

So Friday night, take a peek at the moon. When you do, send Abrielle a little hug and whisper her a wish. Hopefully, this time next year, we'll be holding her in our arms, staring at that same moon, and whispering a prayer of thankfulness to her China mommy.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

We look forward to the Chinese Moon Festival next year, because (I just know) we will celebrate it with Abby.
We will have Abby on our hearts this week, even more so than usual.
I bought some pumpkins yesterday and thought of what Abby's reaction might be to those big orange things. Abby will be so much fun, everything will be a new experince for her. We love our Abby!!
Love ya, Mom Kyna

mom said...

dear sweetie,did you ever pick out a star to wish and pray on for our abby girl. friday is a good omen because its chinese thanksgiving or kinda like that and we are thankful for abby:s birth mother and everything that is about her. so we also giving of our thanks to god for making it all happen. to our abby girl i wish you lots of star lit nights and moon beam kisses forever and always, gran and grandpa sadler

Josh and Cammie Delph said...

I just want you to know that Wells Fargo is celebrating the Moon Festival with you. We've had signs up for weeks!

kristy said...

Is this like a Levi Coffin Festival with a Moon Pie? I love it! I'm with Kyna, next year we'll all have a BIG Moon Festival with Abby! I can't wait!