The Mid-Autumn Festival, a Chinese holiday commonly known as the Moon Festival, starts on September 21, 2021. The holiday is celebrated on the day the moon is the fullest which is traditionally the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar.
Originating over 3,000 years ago, Chinese emperors worshiped the moon in the autumn to bring a bountiful harvest. It was also a time for families to reunite spiritually with their loved ones who have passed.
One of the holiday’s traditional stories is about the legend of the Moon Goddess who lives on the moon. She longs to be reunited with her beloved Hou Yi who gazes at the moon in hopes that he’ll catch a glimpse of her. To celebrate this festival, families come together and eat mooncakes. The mooncakes’ roundness not only represents the moon but also symbolizes family unity and wholeness.
Request Your Free Mid-Autumn Festival Kit
Indigrow, a multicultural kids’ Culture Play company offering books, games, and more, has collaborated with Bicultural Mama and others to provide content for a free digital Mid-Autumn Festival Kit. In my video, I tell the traditional legend behind this Chinese festival. I also recount my own experience as a child watching my mother make mooncakes from scratch.
Mid-Autumn Festival Kit content includes:
- Story of Mid-Autumn Festival
- Playdough Mooncake Stamps (DIY Activity)
- Paper Plate Moon Craft Activity
- Mid-Autumn Festival Night Picnic
- Make Your Own Mid-Autumn Lantern
- Mid-Autumn Festival Fun Facts (Pro Tips)
To request the free kit, go to the Indigrow “Free Mid Autumn Festival Kit” menu item, add any of the resources to the cart, and then go to checkout. There will be no charges. Indigrow will then email the digital kit within 12-24 hours.
Bicultural Mama & Indigrow Discussion on IGTV Live
On Monday, September 20, 2021, Indigrow and Bicultural Mama discussed the Mid-Autumn Festival, our bicultural parenting journeys, and tips for raising bicultural and multicultural families. Click on the video below to watch our chat via Indigrow’s Instagram page (@indigrowkids).
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Indigrow is a Culture Play company that strives to playrooms across the world. Launched by two moms, Indigrow believes that learning about other cultures in early childhood helps raise confident and empathetic kids which is much needed as we move towards a more diverse and inclusive world.
Indigrow launched with two cultures – India and Singapore. The company is working on adding more cultures. Indigrow books and games are delightful, fun, and contemporary. They give children between the ages of 0-8 years a peek into a culture, including festivals, animals, food, music, dance, games, clothes, language, and more.
Indigrow hopes their products and online cultural content will spark children’s curiosity, encourage conversations, and engage their imaginations. Learn more at indigrowkids.com.