Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Tet Trung Thu

photo via Google images

Tet Trung Thu is being celebrated this week and depending on who you talk to, it is called the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Children's Festival, the Moon Festival or the Lantern Festival. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, which if you don't have your lunar calendar handy, is September 22nd.

This festival centers around children, education, the moon and the harvest. The children are all given lanterns, and schools have special assemblies and celebrations. In addition, everyone gives and receives mooncakes. I will fill you in on some of these aspects in the next couple of posts.