The tradition of the Mid-Autumn festival comes on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. It is the second largest traditional festival after the Spring Festival. One tradition of Mid-Autumn festival is to enjoy moon cakes with family and friends. Also, there are many interesting customs that have began in ancient times, such as; burning incense as a sacrifice to the moon, appreciating the moon with flowers, and beating drums to pass flowers. For our celebration at Shanghai Victoria Kindergarten, Xuhui, we will be carrying out these traditions through cultural activities to help support and respect traditional Chinese culture.
Traditional Chinese Story: Mid-Autumn festival, Xiao Wei's Mid-Autumn festival, Happy Mid-Autumn festival, Chang 'e Flying to the Moon
Before the festival, teachers presented a display of beautiful lanterns for the festival, to embrace the traditions of Mid-Autumn festival throughout the school. Also, parents brought many beautiful moon cake gift boxes and rabbit lanterns, which added a beautiful display of color to our environment.
The morning of our Mid-Autumn festival, the schools environment has transformed into to celebrate the tradition. Teachers and children dressed in festive clothes, lanterns hanging in the entry, and fun activities to enjoy. In addition, Change Sister will be making an appearance to welcome everyone and take photos!
Teachers will introduce the traditions of the Mid-Autumn festival, through stories and activities.
Special thanks to the staff and parents involved in the preparation of activities. With your help we were able to share the traditions and have a happy Mid-Autumn festival. Thank you!