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  1. Harvest Moon Festival

  2. The harvest moon is the moon…

  3. that is nearest to the autumnal equinox

  4. An equinox occurs twice a year

  5. at the period of fullness

  6. when the tilt of the Earth's axis

  7. is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun

  8. the Sun being vertically above a point on theEquator

  9. All full moons rise around the time of sunset.

  10. The moon rises about 50 minutes later each day…

  11. as it moves in orbit around Earth

  12. The Harvest Moon is Special Because…

  13. the time difference between moonrise on successive evenings is shorter

  14. which means that the moon rises approximately 30 minutes later

  15. Perfect For Farmers because…

  16. farmers can gather crops later into the day

  17. As the SUN sets the MOON rises

  18. and little people • play on every • moonbeam

  19. Sprinkling • their • sparkling moon dust

  20. down onto • humankind

  21. Harvest Moon Folklore

  22. In Ancient times Gathering of the harvest was celebrated with religious rituals

  23. The Legend of the Moon Festival 嫦娥奔月

  24. Moon Festival most celebrated tradition in Singapore

  25. Moonlight parties are held as families Dream upon the Moonlight!

  26. Lanterns are decorated & hung around the community

  27. Moon Cakes are eaten

  28. Chinese tea

  29. Wenzhou Style Wenzhou Style Wenzhou Style Wenzhou style These large lanterns are made up of 2 layers of paper White inside and color outside Lights are put inside so they glow

  30. Wenzhou style

  31. Suzhou Style Delicate Artistic Complicated paper cuts & design

  32. Beijing Style Made with a steel base Covered with red silk Gold tassels includes“ Ruyi” a scepter for granting wishes Ruyi

  33. Riddle Lanterns Placed on the doorway For New Years Riddles are placed inside The lantern

  34. Sky Lantern Also called flying lantern Made of flame proof material Candle is put inside Warm air inside the lantern Causes it to fly Bring good wishes as fly

  35. Lantern Requirement Plan out and design your lantern Decide what area you would like your “light” to shine through Get hard poster paper color of your choice/heavy white paper Trace and cut pattern of lantern Using a xacto knife carefully cut away the negative space *** Make sure you use a mat board for the table Paint/draw/color a scene that best fits the poem and story entitle; “The Legend of the Moon Festival 嫦娥奔月 & Yo-Mei Mountain Moon by Li Bai Glue cellophane on the inside of your lantern Glue sections together