Chinese Cultural Story: Chang’e Flying to the Moon (Part One)

The Mid-Autumn Festival, aka. Moon Festival, is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night, corresponding to late September to early October of the Gregorian calendar with a full moon at night. The most famous Mid-Autumn Festival story is Chang’e flying to the Moon. Before Chang’e flying to the Moon, there is another story that you should know first. It is called Houyi shot the Suns. Once upon a time, there were ten tree-leg birds. The birds were the sons of the Eastern Emperor of heaven. The ten birds emitted fires to light the world and they took turns on duty to

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