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      Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Chung-ch'iu) in Springfield

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      September 13, 2019


      901 South National Avenue
      Springfield, Missouri 65897

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      Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Chung-ch'iu)

      The Moon Festival dates back over 3,000 years, to moon worshiping in the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC). Ancient Chinese emperors worshipped the moon in the autumn, as they believed that the practice would bring them a plentiful harvest the next year. Like many Chinese festivals, the Mid-Autumn Festival originated from a legend. This particular festival celebrates the beautiful yet sad story of Chang E, the Moon Lady.

      Chinese people celebrate on this day when the moon is usually at its fullest and brightest. A full and bright moon symbolizes completion, so the Mid-Autumn Festival is a day for family or dear ones to be together. Traditionally on this day, families gather together to admire the bright moon and eat moon cakes with oolong or jasmine tea.

      This calendar listing is intended to provide information about the named cultural/religious observation and is not intended as an actual campus event. If a campus event is associated with this observance, it will be listed separately on the master calendar.
      Event sponsor Diversity and Inclusion, Division for
      Admission Free Open to public, current students, faculty, staff
      Location TBA

      Categories: Festivals | University & Alumni

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