We had a lot of fun and it was hard to leave, but we just might do it again for the next full moon. If anyone wants to have a moonlight picnic, the next full moon is October 14th. It's actually the "Harvest Moon" I think (the first full moon closest to Autum Equinox) so thats tradition packed too!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The Mid-autumn Moon Festival is big in Chinese culture. As it suggests it's celebrated when the full moon appears the largest, in the Fall (the 15th lunar months I believe). They eat moon cakes, tell legends and sing etc. Last night was a full moon, so for FHE we decided to have a moonlight picnic as our own little Moon Festival. We brought our moon blanket, (our picnic blanket happens to have moons and stars) had a lesson on the creation, sang songs and ate "moon pies" as we watched the moon rise. Some of my siblings may recall one of the songs we sang; "look the moon!...I see the moon, the moon sees me..." :). And has anyone ever had a moon pie? They are basically a commercial version of s'mores. I'm not sure where you can find them (not at Target, I looked) so we made our own version: nutella and marshmallow cream spread on graham crackers.