Empowering Professionals: September 2012

In Celebration of the 2012 Mid Autumn Festival (Moon festival) 9/30/12

Mid Autumn Festival

 

The Moon Festival, MoonCake Festival, Zhongqiu Festival or better known as the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated this Sunday!

 

中秋节

 

What is it?

This popular harvest festival is celebrated throughout the world and quite immensely in the Chinese and Vietnamese cultures.  It is based on the “Rites of Zhou” which is a written collection of rituals of the Western Zhou Dynasty from over 3,000 years ago.

 

When it is held each year?

It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese (Lunar) calendar.

 

Is it a holiday?

In the Republic of China and Taiwan is it a public holiday.

 

What do you do on this holiday?

It is traditionally a time to eat mooncakes.  Also a day of matchmaking, and finding partner.  It is a time to carry lanterns, burn incense and watch fire dragon dances.

 

Mooncake

 

So take a moment and embrace celebrations that are revere in other parts of the world, and maybe even sample a mooncake or two!

 

Oh, and don't forget to follow me on twitter! @chris_alston 

 

Chris Alston

 

Home sales and purchasing specialist

Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

19400 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite #200

Cupertino, CA 95014

408-850-6955

408-850-6956 fax

calston@kw.com

www.LivePlaySiliconValley.com

 

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