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  • TFAC News Letter Vol.30
  • The Moon Festival The Chinese Moon Festival is on the 15th of the 8th lunar month. It's also known as the Mid-autumn Festival. Chinese culture is deeply imbedded in traditional festivals. Just like Christmas and Thanksgiving in the West, the Moon Festival is one of the most important traditional events for the Chinese. Legend The Emperor ordered a famous archer “Hou Yi” to shoot down the nine extra suns because people couldn’t stand for the heat of ten suns. Once the task was accomplished, Hou Yi became the enperor. He became a tyrant in years and wish to be immortal, so he send his people to Kunlun Mountains to get the immortal pill from The Queen Mother. However, his wife wanted to save the people from her husband's tyrannical rule and found the pill, took it, Hou Yi did not have enough time to shoot her wife down, and she was banished to the moon as a result. Legend says that her beauty is greatest on the day of the Moon festival. Taiwanese specially like to eat mooncakes and pomelos in this holiday. A mooncake is round like a moon, and pomelos are used for worshipping. Not only mooncakes but also crabs are popular because crabs are very rich in this season. People also love doing BBQ parties while watching moon and enjoy the weather of fall.
  • Tainan Foreigner Assistance Center Tainan City Hall (06) 298-1000# 8244 2F, 6, Sec2, Yonghua Rd. Tainan City 70801 tainanFAC@gmail.com