Mid-Autumn Festival

I forgot to mention that 2 weeks ago was Mid-Autumn festival, so Viv and I went to a Lantern Carnival. Mid-Autumn festival is also known as the Moon Festival, and it is a popular lunar harvest celebration celebrated by the Chinese people. Because it is a public holiday, I basically had an extra week off class – let me tell you, it was great at the time, but it made this week seem 10 times longer.

Here are a few photos of us at the Lantern Carnival:

 

 

We had a great night, just goofing off and seeing all the pretty lights.

Unfortunately, that weekend Hong Kong experienced a tragedy, as two boats collided, killing 37 people. As Mid-Autumn is a festival that is celebrated with family, it really was a sad conclusion to the weekend. My thoughts are with the families.

 

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