Boarders Celebrate Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
Celebrating the Mid-Autumn festival (ZhÅngqiÅ« Jié) on the night of the full moon has been a Chinese tradition for over 3000 years, predating the Christian Harvest festival. On this important public holiday, families gather to share mooncake and light lanterns to give thanks for the harvest.
At Bishop’s Stortford College, the International Committee invited all their fellow boarders to join them in their own celebrations to share food, mooncakes and lanterns. Although the moon stayed hidden behind the clouds, the boarders all enjoyed the celebrations!