Mid Autumn Festival of this year

The Mid-Autumn Festival has all interesting history. Long ago in one of the dynasties of China there was a king who was very cruel to the people and did not manage the country well. The people were so angry that some brave ones suggested killing the king. So they wrote notes telling about the meeting place and time and put them into cakes. On the 15th day of the 8th lunar month every person was told to buy the cakes. When they ate them they discovered the notes. So they gathered together to make a sudden attack on the king. From then on the Chinese people celebrate on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and eat moon cakes in memory of that important event.

It is believed that the moon is at her brightest on this night. Many poems have been written about it, and poets are never tired of reading and writing such poems. In Chinese literature, the moon of the Mid Autumn Festival has been compared to a looking-glass, a jade rabbit, and so on. It seems that Chinese literature takes far more interest in the moon than in the sun.

Chinese people are used to being together at this day. But this year, because I was in America, I couldn’t celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with my family. I just told my mom  that I missed her by a video phone and ate a moon cake which Han’s brother bought for him in New York Chinatown. It was really expensive and unpalatable , twenty American dollars for one piece of moon cake. You only  need one American dollar to buy it in China. I feel  I am really miserable when I think I am not able to go back to China for spending the Spring Festival.