Celebrating First Virtual Mid-Autumn with Stellar Early Years Group Team
Mid-Autumn Celebration is more than just about tasting the latest mooncake flavours or creating lanterns. The Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. It traditionally falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, which is in September. Furthermore, in Chinese tradition, the full moon represents family reunions. It is believed that “the moon on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival is the brightest and most beautiful.”
Participating in the festivities is one approach to teaching children about culture! As a result, Stellar Education Group (SEG) organised a Virtual Mid-Autumn Celebration for children and parents to enjoy together!
This year’s mid-autumn celebration was extra spectacular! This is because three schools, Stellar Early Years, Stellar Preschool, and Sand & Stars Kindergarten, collaborated to organise it. It was an excellent opportunity for parents and children to learn together about one of the Chinese cultures.
Due to the pandemic, many families have been physically separated for a long period. The same applies to our Mid-Autumn’s theme for this year, as Chang Er and Hou Yi were unable to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival together. On the other hand, our Chang Er and Hou Yi could send love to one another. However, they couldn’t physically celebrate together through the activities!
Three events were prepared for our participants to engage in as part of the celebration. The activities resembled Chang Er and Hou Yi’s methods of sending love to one another. Making mooncakes, producing lanterns, and writing notes to loved ones were the activities.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is an important festival that reminds us of the value of family time and unity. The SEG team strongly believes that the exciting activities planned could improve the bonds between family members.