CCUT Shares love and Moon cakes to those low-income families in the Yuanlin Township

 


By Mindy Lee   On Friday   September 12, 2014


CCUT Shares love and Moon cakes to those low-income families in the Yuanlin Township


As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, Chung Chou University of Science and Technology shares love and moon cakes to those disadvantaged and low-income families in the Yuanlin Township.


The Moon Festival is on August 15 of the lunar calendar. On that day, there is always a full moon. In Chinese custom, a full moon means family reunion. On this day, many families enjoy watching the full moon together. We will have a barbecue at the night. There are many different stories about the history of The Moon Festival.


 


The most popular story is about Chang E, who lived about 4000 years ago. She is known for eating her husband’s magic tablet. This tablet could make a person live


forever, but Chang E ate too much and floated up to the moon. We will eat “moon cake” and pomeloes. The pomelo symbolizes harvest. On this day, many children use pomelo peels to make hats and they wear them for fun.