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The Institute for Pacific Asia wishes you a bountiful Mid Autumn Festival!


- Released on Sep 14, 2008

但愿人长久,千里共婵娟。- 苏东坡 May we all be blessed with longevity. Though far apart, we are sharing the beauty of the same moon. – Su Dong Po, a poet in Song Dynasty (960-1279) 又是一年月圆时, 亚太中心恭祝大家中秋节快乐! Facts about the Mid Autumn Festival * Also known as: Moon Festival, Lantern Festival, Chuseok (Korean), and Tet Trung Thu (Vietnamese) * Occurs on: the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. This year, it falls on September 14, 2008, and next year, it will be on October 3, 2009. * Zodiac significance: the moon is at its fullest and brightest this time of the year. * Celebrated in: China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam * Celebration of: abundance and togetherness * Festive food: mooncake, pomelo, star fruit, water caltrop * Festive activities: hanging brightly lit lanterns outdoor, burning incense, planting trees, having a big feast with family More about the Mid-Autumn festival here: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaFBLgaM3d4) Celebration in the local Chinese community, Chinese Students and Scholars Association.