Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated by Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese peoples to celebrate the end of the autumn harvest. Celebrations can vary with cultural or regional customs, but often involve friends and family gathering to eat (yummy mooncakes!) and admire the full moon.
So whether you are lighting lanterns, burning incense, watching a dragon or lion dance, or none of the above, I hope you take a moment to admire our beautiful moon in the sky!
And if your sky’s cloudy like it might be for me.. well, here’s a gallery of paintings of the moon for you to enjoy.
Chang’e Flying to the Moon, Ren Shuai Ying, 1955
Mid-Autumn Festival, Liu Guosong, 1969
Mid Autumn, Chu Hing Wah, 1995
Full Moon and Autumn Flowers by the Stream, Ogata Gekko, ca. 1895
Rabbit and Moon, Watanabe Shotei
The Moon Over a Waterfall, Hiroshige
Pine in Moonlight, Ong Schan Tchow
Lotus Pond at Night, Henry Wo Yue Kee, 2003
Bamboo, Yun In-ham, Joseon dynasty, approx. 1590-1600