Year 8 News
For those of you that don’t know, last week on Monday night was the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration. This is a harvest festival which is celebrated mostly in China and Vietnam, held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. The Mid-Autumn Festival usually takes place between late September and early October.
The celebrations were a huge event for the Discovery Bay community, with not just local residents attending, but people from further away in Hong Kong, coming down to the beach to join in with the celebrations.
Whether you hung out with your friends at the plaza or beach, or just spent the night at home with your family on the couch watching Netflix and eating Cheetos, we hope that you had the opportunity to participate in some of the festivities and traditions.
Traditionally, people celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival attending lantern carnivals and enjoying cultural activities and performances. People will give gifts and or send on celebratory messages to family living far away. Lighting lanterns is a tradition celebrated a lot at the DB Plaza beach.
Students enjoyed two days off school, which was a welcome break! Many of our students in year eight celebrated in unique ways.
Overall, the Mid-Autumn Festival was a great opportunity for students, teachers and parents alike to have a great night while also celebrating the rich cultural history of Hong Kong. We can’t wait for next year’s festival!
Written by Aarushi Sharma and Rea Kim (Year 8)