Mid-autumn festival is one of the most important festivals for the Chinese. There is a beautiful legend of Chang'e, the Chinese goddess of the moon. Extended families get together and prepare delicious meals such as dumplings before going out to see the round moon, which represents family unity. Moon cakes are essential for this festival.

This clip is from:
Being Chinese
First broadcast:
17 March 2009

Could be used to introduce Chinese traditional festival and pupils can learn how to say ‘Happy Holiday’! The teacher could play the clip then ask students ‘what do they eat at this festival?’, ‘what do they do?’ and ‘what does this festival celebrate’? Pupils could also take part in Art activities like drawing a moon or doing a paper folding of a rabbit.