Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, takes place annually on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar. To develop a greater awareness of our rich host country culture, SSIS students have been exploring a series traditional activities this week.
The Mid-autumn festival celebration integrate Chinese traditional culture and Chinese literacy development. It is a unique opportunity to explore the Chinese culture, history and culinary art.
In the Elementary Chinese class, students inquired into festival questions including 'What is Mid-Autumn?'， ' How did it all begin? '， 'Why and how do people celebrate it?' They learned myth and story behind Mid-Autumn Festival "Goddess Chang E flew to the moon" , sharing with their learning through painting and writing Chinese characters and blessings.
The youngest learners at ELC (Early Learning Centre) are also engaged in experiencing the festival traditions with different hands-on activities. They inquire into the significance of moon legends and decorated lanterns, and baked traditional mooncakes! They also brought those mooncakes to share with teachers and principal.
As we head off to the holiday, we wish you a happy and safe break.
Happy Mid-autumn Festival!