Monday, October 16, 2006

The Harvest Moon Festival

This past Saturday a bunch of us joined the Dixons on their farm for a little 'brew-haha' or as Ryan and Vincent called it the 'Harvest Moon Festival', a.k.a. Chinese Thanksgiving. However, to be exact, the actual Festival day was supposed to be on October 6th (the 15th day of the 8th lunar month) and our party was on the 14th. Whatever day it was suppose to happen, it was a fun gathering…

There are different versions on the story of how the actual Harvest Moon Festival came about. One version I like is where, this chic Chang Er took pills, became a fairy to run away from her husband, and now she is known as the immortal Moon goddess. How random.

This festival is cool in away that it’s also called the Women’s Festival. The moon is the yin, representing beauty and elegance. Therefore, it’s a festival to appreciate women for their ‘beauty and elegance’ via appreciating the moon…cool huh?

So, here are some pictures of women with “beauty and elegance” that were at the party (obviously there were more women there, but I didn’t get their pictures):

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