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By Charlene Smith
Pine Bluffs Post staff 

'To the moon'


September 19, 2013 is the Moon festival or Mid-Autumn festival. Every year on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar (September), the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year. And that is good enough to start a tradition.

The Chinese celebrate “zhong qiu jie.” Children are told the story of the moon fairy living in a crystal palace, who comes out to dance on the moon’s shadowed surface. The legend surrounding the “lady living in the moon” dates back to ancient times, when 10 suns appeared at once in the sky. The Emperor ordered a famous archer to...

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