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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival. Here’s the Chinese Legend behind the Mid-Autumn Festival. For more episodes from How Did We Not Know That, check out our weekly podcast on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. At How Did We Not Know That or HDWNKT

Sources:

https://www.chinahighlights.com/festivals/mid-autumn-festival-story.htm

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/holidays/mid-autumn-legends.htm

Transcript

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hello everybody and welcome back to

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another episode of how did we not know

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that

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i’m nat i’m jack and today

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jack is gonna be talking about a holiday

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that’s going on right now right

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yeah correct okay so uh

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october 1st was

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a special day it is the

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current okay actually let me just i’m

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chinese if anyone do

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i don’t know so we celebrate in like

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chinese heritage and like other asian

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heritages

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we celebrate the mid-autumn festival so

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actually

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that’s in korea right now and then korea

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chuseok should be going on which is like

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the korean version

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um but yeah basically the mid-autumn

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festival is like

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the thanksgiving like chinese

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thanksgiving in a way and like chuseok

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is the

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korean thanksgiving but i’m gonna tell

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everyone

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the legend of the mid-autumn festival

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and

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what it’s about so that’s that we have

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the

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oh yeah yay okay so

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the early mid autumn oh the early form

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of the mid-autumn festival

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is derived from the custom of moon

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worship

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that occurred during the zhou dynasty

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which was 3 000 years ago

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and so in ancient china most emperors

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worship the moon annually

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and then the custom was accepted by the

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masses and became more popular over time

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so the reason why we worship the moon

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which i mean today you don’t really

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worship the moon you kind of talk about

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the moon a little bit but it’s more just

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like being with family

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um but yeah the legend of the moon so

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long ago before the fire nation attacked

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i was kidding

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so okay long ago there used to be

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apparently

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um 10 suns shining in the sky

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and the suns are so hot that

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the crops were drying and people were

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suffering a lot so because 10 suns is

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like

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really hot yeah it’s pretty bad

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let’s see that’s toasty yeah there’s a

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powerful archer

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so he’s like bow and arrow and his name

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was ho yi

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and he was determined to relieve this

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suffering it was like his life’s calling

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so he climbed to the top

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of kunlun mountain there’s no way that

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that’s how you say

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loon kunlun climbed to the top of a

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mountain

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and then he took full strength to pull

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the bow with all his

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what the hell he took full strength

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though pull the bow with all his

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strength anyways

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he took his bow and arrow and he shot

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down nine of the ten sons so he left us

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with

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our main son and

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he said to the last sun in the sky from

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now on you must

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rise on time and fall on time every day

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and benefit the people

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so yeah it’s like so

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uh forward to talk to the sun like that

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yeah right um so from then on everyone

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respects

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ho yi and many people become followers

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of him

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and they learn from him so now ho he has

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his little archers class

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and all this the villagers are coming to

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learn archery

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and a man among the students his name

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was

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fung mung and he was treacherous and

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greedy

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so because ho yi

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shot down nine of the ten sons and saved

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everyone the

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queen of heaven so the queen of heaven

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gives ho yi an elixir as a reward for

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his magnif

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for his magnificent feet okay yeah so

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she gives hoey the elixir of life and so

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what this elixir does is it helps

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whoever drinks it

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it helps them ascend to heaven and

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become immortal so

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okay hoagies like cool immortality but

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ho yi’s wife chong uh is

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awesome and he doesn’t want to leave his

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wife

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so he’s not going to take the elixir he

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decides not to drink it and he gives it

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to chang

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for safe keeping however chonga’s wife

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is beautiful and kind and she helps the

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poor

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and people really like her so fong mang

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the

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student who is really jealous and like

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greedy

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wants this elixir of life so he comes

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on the morning of a 15th day of an

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eighth lunar month

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which is like that’s how we pick because

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um yeah

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uh the madonna festival’s date changes

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each year because it’s according to the

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lunar calendar

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so this year it’s on october 1st so it

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would have already

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it’s already yeah by the time this is up

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it’s locked

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on so you just have to like prepare for

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next year

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but feng mong comes in he breaks into

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chango’s home when ho yi is outside

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hunting

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and he demands that she hands over the

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elixir and

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knowing that chong uh welchanga is like

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yeah i can’t

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beat this person this archer so knowing

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that she can’t defeat him she promptly

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swallows the elixir

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to save it so she’s like i have to get

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rid of it

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and she she takes the elixir and as soon

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as she swallows it

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she flies to the sky towards the moon

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and

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that is where she lives immortally is on

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the moon

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oh my god i am convenient to just be

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like oh i gotta save it let me just

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drink it really quick

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i know i was like i feel like there are

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other ways but yeah

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she did her best quick thinking it’s

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like a high intense situation

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yeah so okay now

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ho yi comes back home and he finds his

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wife has disappeared

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so he rushes out of the door anxiously

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and chang

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uh was standing next to a laurel tree on

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the moon and staring lovingly at her

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husband

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so basically chang was on the moon

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beside a tree

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a laurel tree that’s on the moon and

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yeah she’s like looking down on him from

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the moon

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and he says chong chang uh

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and he’s like gesturing towards the moon

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but once he chases forward the moon goes

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back

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so he can never catch up to the moon and

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he

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misses his wife so much ho he misses his

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wife so much

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that he prepared a banquet towards the

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moon on every 15th day of the 8th lunar

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month

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looking forward to reuniting with chong

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wait that’s so sweet that’s sad though i

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know

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super sad i think that avatar the last

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airbender

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that do you remember that do you hear

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that episode where soccer’s

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love interest turns into the moon i

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think that’s what this is loosely based

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off of

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i never watched avatar

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now that’s your quarantine thing you can

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go watch it

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i’ll watch it during quarantine yeah um

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yeah so basically

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yeah since the the folks really liked

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chong because she was nice

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they all join in with ho yi and they

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also

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put up like sacrifices and well

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sacrifices like fruit

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um they put up like like little fruits

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and

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um cakes and stuff to

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celebrate her and

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[Music]

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yeah and that became the mid-autumn

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festival so everyone gathers together

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and celebrates and so you know today

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the custom is to hang out with your fam

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and yeah enjoy

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oh here it is so the common customs of

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the mid-autumn festival today

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are family members eating dinner

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together sharing moon cakes which i’ll

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tell you about in a second

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worshiping the moon with gifts

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displaying lanterns and

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yeah other other fun activities for

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bonding

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um and then yeah we eat moon cakes so

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wait let me think

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i think we just gave away our last moon

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cake but i can show you later

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um oh maybe i can put a picture in the

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video but

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mooncakes are have you had a mooncake

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yeah

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those are like my favorite oh you like

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them really

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yeah you don’t no i do i do but i think

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that they like

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they got a very like specific taste like

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i gotta be like

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moon cake it’s not like super sweet

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yeah yeah moon cakes are like if you’re

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listening just google moon cakes

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um but they like yeah they’re really

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pretty designs

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and they’re very rich they’re like

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pretty thick because it’s like a paste

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inside

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yeah my favorite is the lotus seed paste

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with two yolk oh actually no

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one yolk i don’t like two yolks because

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i don’t like yolks

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but like it’s like an egg yolk inside of

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it but yeah

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i if you’re gonna go okay yeah to anyone

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listening if you’re interested in trying

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a moon cake

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you should go to your local asian

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grocery store or

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chinese grocery store if you can go to

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the chinese one you’re probably gonna

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have better luck

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but go to one of those and then they

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should be out on display by the time

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this episode comes out hopefully they’re

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still up they should still be selling

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them

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and they’ll come in like a tin and there

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should be four of them or you can buy

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just like one

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um some stores sell just like one or

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they only sell it by ten

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and yeah they’ll have different kinds

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and i think a safe first mooncake to try

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is the lotus seed paste

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with two yolk i think that’s like pretty

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traditional even though i don’t like

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them but

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yeah but yeah that’s the mid-autumn

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festival so happy mid-autumn festival

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and then we say oh i hope my tones sound

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okay but

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we would say like dong tu dia koila

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which means like happy mid-autumn

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festival wow

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well that’s so fun i’m like trying to

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think i

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haven’t left my apartment yet i’m in

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korea right now but i’m

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still stuck in quarantine for the next

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week so i haven’t

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been able to see but like chuseok here

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um

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like all the schools and like businesses

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shut down

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from like wednesday to sunday so it’s

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like a really long holiday you get like

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almost a week off

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um and i think now there’s like a lot of

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like

0:10:34.640,0:10:39.279
sales like two sales um

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and everyone is like supposed to be with

0:10:39.279,0:10:43.440
their family this year however

0:10:41.120,0:10:44.560
like people are you know like with

0:10:43.440,0:10:46.480
everything going on like

0:10:44.560,0:10:48.000
i don’t think you can travel as easily

0:10:46.480,0:10:49.200
and i think like the government here has

0:10:48.000,0:10:51.839
kind of been

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like telling encouraging like virtual to

0:10:51.839,0:10:56.959
suck celebrations

0:10:53.120,0:10:58.800
um but yeah i’m like

0:10:56.959,0:11:01.519
i wish i could see if it’s like all

0:10:58.800,0:11:03.440
decorated nicely

0:11:01.519,0:11:05.760
i don’t know it’s like i don’t know if

0:11:03.440,0:11:09.279
there’s a specifically korean food that

0:11:05.760,0:11:10.640
they eat they do they do wait we can go

0:11:09.279,0:11:12.880
into this so actually

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i didn’t realize that chuseok was the

0:11:12.880,0:11:17.760
mid-autumn festival

0:11:14.399,0:11:20.480
until this year because um so

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one of my friends is oh she listened to

0:11:20.480,0:11:25.200
her podcast

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but one of my friends um that i met in

0:11:25.200,0:11:27.760
korea

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she told me she gets five days off this

0:11:27.760,0:11:32.160
year so she’s she’s having

0:11:30.240,0:11:33.600
um but i guess yeah they always get like

0:11:32.160,0:11:35.760
a lot of time off for it

0:11:33.600,0:11:36.880
but when i was in korea because i

0:11:35.760,0:11:38.959
studied in korea

0:11:36.880,0:11:41.040
i celebrated chuseok with her and her

0:11:38.959,0:11:43.839
family so she invited me to and i didn’t

0:11:41.040,0:11:47.279
realize it was the mid-autumn festival

0:11:43.839,0:11:48.800
um so anyways yeah we like went to her

0:11:47.279,0:11:50.880
house and i got to meet

0:11:48.800,0:11:52.320
both of her grandparents and like her

0:11:50.880,0:11:54.800
cousins and everything

0:11:52.320,0:11:57.040
and we ate so much food and they eat

0:11:54.800,0:11:58.639
something called song

0:11:57.040,0:12:00.880
i hope i’m saying that right but it’s

0:11:58.639,0:12:03.360
like is it just

0:12:00.880,0:12:04.240
let me make sure i’m saying it right but

0:12:03.360,0:12:07.519
it’s like oh

0:12:04.240,0:12:10.560
glutinous oh yes

0:12:07.519,0:12:10.560
nailed it yeah it’s

0:12:10.880,0:12:14.480
so they’re called like half moon shaped

0:12:13.360,0:12:16.880
rice cakes

0:12:14.480,0:12:18.639
and yeah it’s just like a rice cake and

0:12:16.880,0:12:20.880
it’s filled with whatever you want it to

0:12:18.639,0:12:24.160
be so they’ll have that

0:12:20.880,0:12:26.000
which is really delicious i like them

0:12:24.160,0:12:28.000
and then a bunch of other foods i didn’t

0:12:26.000,0:12:29.680
even know half of the things that i was

0:12:28.000,0:12:30.880
eating but it was really good and then

0:12:29.680,0:12:33.279
they’ll play

0:12:30.880,0:12:35.519
yute nori as well we played like ut nori

0:12:33.279,0:12:37.600
with her fam which is like a

0:12:35.519,0:12:38.800
it’s like how do i describe it you like

0:12:37.600,0:12:40.720
throw sticks up

0:12:38.800,0:12:42.959
and then they’ll land and it’s like how

0:12:40.720,0:12:45.120
many spaces you get to move

0:12:42.959,0:12:46.959
on this board that you literally draw

0:12:45.120,0:12:48.480
out like we drew out a board and did

0:12:46.959,0:12:49.839
that

0:12:48.480,0:12:51.839
so yeah it’s really fun but you

0:12:49.839,0:12:53.440
basically just like hang out with family

0:12:51.839,0:12:55.200
and i didn’t speak any korean

0:12:53.440,0:12:56.800
so i did not really know what’s going on

0:12:55.200,0:12:58.399
but i had such a good time it’s still

0:12:56.800,0:12:59.760
like one of my favorite memories in

0:12:58.399,0:13:01.440
korea

0:12:59.760,0:13:03.440
that’s so cute that sounds like it’s

0:13:01.440,0:13:05.920
such a good time and like

0:13:03.440,0:13:07.839
yeah what a fun time i know like all my

0:13:05.920,0:13:08.320
co-workers here have been describing it

0:13:07.839,0:13:10.399
it’s like

0:13:08.320,0:13:11.440
oh green thanksgiving like no one really

0:13:10.399,0:13:13.680
calls it

0:13:11.440,0:13:15.760
like the mid-autumn festival so i think

0:13:13.680,0:13:17.680
maybe there’s less emphasis on like

0:13:15.760,0:13:18.880
the like lunar calendar and the

0:13:17.680,0:13:21.120
tradition behind it

0:13:18.880,0:13:22.800
in korea and maybe more focus on like

0:13:21.120,0:13:26.720
just spending time with family

0:13:22.800,0:13:29.120
yeah celebrities let me

0:13:26.720,0:13:30.720
look it up yeah i think like we you

0:13:29.120,0:13:32.160
could like refer to it as like a

0:13:30.720,0:13:33.440
thanksgiving i think like it’s more

0:13:32.160,0:13:35.200
common to call it the mid-autumn

0:13:33.440,0:13:36.560
festival if you’re from a chinese

0:13:35.200,0:13:38.639
background

0:13:36.560,0:13:39.680
um but they literally occur on the same

0:13:38.639,0:13:42.079
day so

0:13:39.680,0:13:42.880
like it’s the same thing also like japan

0:13:42.079,0:13:45.279
has

0:13:42.880,0:13:47.839
a mid-autumn festival i believe too i

0:13:45.279,0:13:51.199
think it’s called like

0:13:47.839,0:13:54.079
wait let me look it up really quick yeah

0:13:51.199,0:13:54.639
yeah otsukimi which is like that’s a

0:13:54.079,0:13:57.040
different

0:13:54.639,0:13:58.800
oh no that’s literally the same thing

0:13:57.040,0:13:59.279
but it’s like celebrated the same time

0:13:58.800,0:14:02.800
but

0:13:59.279,0:14:05.600
it like when so i last year i was living

0:14:02.800,0:14:08.000
in japan and i came like late september

0:14:05.600,0:14:09.920
so i was there for like old tsukimi

0:14:08.000,0:14:11.600
but you know i had like japanese for

0:14:09.920,0:14:14.959
minutes i was living with japanese

0:14:11.600,0:14:16.959
friends um and it was like it’s

0:14:14.959,0:14:19.199
totally different i think than how they

0:14:16.959,0:14:22.079
celebrate it in korea

0:14:19.199,0:14:23.920
and china at least in tokyo like the

0:14:22.079,0:14:25.040
only thing i really saw was like a bunch

0:14:23.920,0:14:27.920
of sales like

0:14:25.040,0:14:28.560
zucchini sales and like you can get like

0:14:27.920,0:14:31.680
fun

0:14:28.560,0:14:33.199
like desserts for the holiday but it

0:14:31.680,0:14:34.959
seemed more of like kind of like a

0:14:33.199,0:14:37.120
hallmark holiday you know

0:14:34.959,0:14:38.320
um but i think in like other outside of

0:14:37.120,0:14:41.680
tokyo there might be

0:14:38.320,0:14:45.199
like festivals in like other

0:14:41.680,0:14:47.600
towns throughout japan but i think

0:14:45.199,0:14:50.480
yeah from what i experience at least it

0:14:47.600,0:14:54.399
doesn’t seem as

0:14:50.480,0:14:58.560
yeah it’s like not as like a traditional

0:14:54.399,0:15:00.880
yeah i just looked this up and it okay

0:14:58.560,0:15:02.320
case closed so i looked up this like

0:15:00.880,0:15:05.199
mid-autumn festival

0:15:02.320,0:15:06.880
generally and it says that it’s known as

0:15:05.199,0:15:08.399
like the moon festival or

0:15:06.880,0:15:10.399
moon cake festival and it’s a

0:15:08.399,0:15:13.680
traditional festival celebrated by

0:15:10.399,0:15:14.959
a lot of different east southeast asian

0:15:13.680,0:15:17.920
people

0:15:14.959,0:15:19.199
so it’s an asian holiday i guess um but

0:15:17.920,0:15:21.040
yeah it says it’s observed it’s

0:15:19.199,0:15:22.639
literally the same day for everyone and

0:15:21.040,0:15:25.120
you eat moon cakes

0:15:22.639,0:15:26.720
and but in korea we did not have

0:15:25.120,0:15:30.000
mooncakes we had song

0:15:26.720,0:15:32.160
and um yeah it’s observed by china korea

0:15:30.000,0:15:33.920
japan singapore vietnam cambodia

0:15:32.160,0:15:36.560
malaysia indonesia thailand and the

0:15:33.920,0:15:36.560
philippines

0:15:36.800,0:15:40.800
that’s a lot of countries but i’m sure

0:15:38.399,0:15:43.120
each country has like

0:15:40.800,0:15:44.480
different like traditions you know and

0:15:43.120,0:15:45.519
like they celebrate it by like varying

0:15:44.480,0:15:47.600
degrees you know

0:15:45.519,0:15:48.639
absolutely yeah they all do different

0:15:47.600,0:15:51.600
things and they

0:15:48.639,0:15:53.680
like i’m would be american chinese like

0:15:51.600,0:15:55.279
american malaysian chinese and that’s

0:15:53.680,0:15:57.040
we just eat moon cakes and we eat them

0:15:55.279,0:15:58.720
whenever we want we don’t wait till they

0:15:57.040,0:16:01.440
take the day off

0:15:58.720,0:16:02.399
yeah yeah yeah yeah i remember did you

0:16:01.440,0:16:06.480
ever watch the show

0:16:02.399,0:16:08.800
sagua on pbs it was a kids cartoon

0:16:06.480,0:16:09.759
it was about this cat that lived in like

0:16:08.800,0:16:12.480
the chinese

0:16:09.759,0:16:12.800
emperor’s palace in her neighborhood yes

0:16:12.480,0:16:16.160
i

0:16:12.800,0:16:19.600
did her name was saguaro no

0:16:16.160,0:16:21.199
sworn all right lisa was the name of

0:16:19.600,0:16:23.920
this

0:16:21.199,0:16:25.279
sesame show i totally have seen this

0:16:23.920,0:16:27.920
yeah

0:16:25.279,0:16:28.560
yeah because i just remember like the

0:16:27.920,0:16:30.639
mid

0:16:28.560,0:16:31.839
autumn festival episode when they’re all

0:16:30.639,0:16:34.959
eating moon cakes

0:16:31.839,0:16:37.279
like that’s like probably like in my

0:16:34.959,0:16:39.360
brain

0:16:37.279,0:16:40.959
yeah this is such a cute episode oh my

0:16:39.360,0:16:43.440
god i used to love this show actually i

0:16:40.959,0:16:46.959
didn’t realize that was her name

0:16:43.440,0:16:49.040
i thought yeah the life of an emperor’s

0:16:46.959,0:16:53.920
cat

0:16:49.040,0:16:56.160
so entertaining okay yes well

0:16:53.920,0:16:58.079
thanks for being happy monotone festival

0:16:56.160,0:16:59.600
everyone hope you spend some time with

0:16:58.079,0:17:05.839
loved ones

0:16:59.600,0:17:05.839
yeah be safe and be happy

0:17:06.609,0:17:17.679
[Music]

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