The Moon in Mid-Autumn Day
In the Chinese cosmology, the moon—not the sun—is the dominant orb,and not only has its radiance inspired countless poets, priests, and peasants alike,but its waxings and waning have inspired the calendar according to which most of Asia plots yearly events. It’s only natural that a lunar year should include a holiday set aside for appreciation of the moon. The Mid-Autumn Festival，aka Moon Festival， a Chinese staple since the Song dynasty, is just that. The moon is said to be at its loveliest on this night；its roundest,brightest,and most magical.