The Autumn Festival
The Apple Seed - Radio Archive, Episode 1601
- Nov 20, 2020 1:00 am
- 56:50 mins
Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year, where dragons dance through the streets and fireworks explode in the sky? If so, you’ll know that the New Year in China follows a different calendar system than the one we use here in the United States! The New Year in China follows the lunar calendar, a calendar system that adheres to the phases of the moon. The United States uses the Gregorian calendar, so those of us who enjoy celebrating Eastern holidays on the Western side of the world find ourselves celebrating Eastern Holidays on different days every year. Today, we’re sharing stories from the parts of the world that celebrate the Autumn Festival – everywhere from China to Japan. We’ll hear stories of a wild hunter who rescues a town from an evil black bird, a monkey who long to be a god, and a brave 9-year-old girls who battles a monstrous snake to save her village. We’ll celebrate the Autumn Festival our own way in this part of the world – by telling stories.