In the last week of September, we have been learning about the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival is closely associated with the legend of Chang Er, a mythical figure who flew to the moon and became the Moon Goddess. Some of the activities that happen during this time of the year are the hanging and carrying of lanterns, as well as the making and sharing of mooncakes.
The Mandarin teachers Ms Lucy and Ms Amy prepared some hands-on experiences for the children to better understand the festival. The children sampled some mooncakes and had a hand at making their own red bean mooncakes. Not everyone was a fan of the taste, but they were all game to try something new! They also made some paper lanterns that they can carry out if they go for an evening walk.
How did you celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival this year?