中秋节快乐~Happy Mid Autumn Festival

It’s that time of year again when the moon is FULL and moon cakes are in all the stores in China!

It’s Moon Cake Festival…这是月饼节

Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival in China. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the Autumn season. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest. On this day, family members gather to appreciate the bright full moon, eat moon cakes at night, express strong yearnings toward their homes and think of family members who live far away.

2013 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 19. People enjoy one day off on that day which is usually connected with the weekend. The 2013 Mid-Autumn holiday is from September 19 to 21.

Today, David is off so I’m enjoying moon cakes with my Sweetie!

中秋节快乐!

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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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