2022 Mid-Autumn Activity Recap
On Sep. 10th, when Mid Autumn Festival coincided with Teachers' Day, there were double blessings, like expectations for reunion, and gratitude for teachers. On this special day, we celebrated the double festivals with our foreign teachers.
Legend of Mid-Autumn Festival
At the beginning of the activity, we listened to the legend of the origin of the Mid Autumn Festival.
As the legend goes...In the distant past, there was a beautiful women called Chang'e. Her husband Hou Yi was a brilliant archer. At that time, there were ten suns in sky, and the people on earth were living in the blistering heat. To save the earth, Hou Yi used his bow and arrow to shoot down the nine of the suns.
Hou Ti was respected as the national hero and received an elixir of immortality. However, the elixir only had enough for one person and both of them didn't want to leave each other.
But one day, one of Hou Yi's students, tried to seize the elixir when he wasn't home. In order to protect the elixir from thieves, Chang'e took the magic elixir of immortality. Then she flew to the moon and became the moon goddess leaving her husband behind.
Alone on earth, Hou Yi missed his wife so much that he made an offering to the moon and tried to find the shape of Chang'e on the moon. To remember Chang'e, Chinese people worship the moon by eating fruit and moon-shaped desserts called mooncakes. This is the legend of the orgin of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Let's take a look at one of the mooncakes made by our foreign teachers first. Can you tell what it is made of?
In order to make this handmade work more memorable, we chosed to use clay to make moon cakes and packed them in gift boxes. Each piece of work was unique and so lifelike.
Blessings for Teachers
Foreign teachers have travelled thousands of miles to China to impart knowledge. Here, Haida once again thanks teachers for their hard work. We wish our teachers good luck, health and happiness in their teaching life in China.