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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

kitty: happy moon day


Don't forget to go outside and watch the moon tonight with your family and eat some sweets.

"Mid-Autumn Festival" is celebrated on the 15th of the 8th lunar month. A day when all the family members, loved ones, and friends congregate under the full moon.

Legend has it that the rebels hid battle plans in the moon cakes for an attack against the ruling Mongolian government. The rebels knew that the traditional moon cakes would not be eaten by the Mongolians and would serve as an open way to distribute battle plans. On the night of the Moon Festivals rebels successful attacked and overthrew the government and this lead to the establishment of the Ming Dynasty and freedom from the previous invaders.

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