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The Rabbit and Mid- Autumn Festival!

 

cc79011d-0ac5-4ba9-96cf-eb62257a3984Why is the Rabbit synonymous with the Mid-Autumn Festival? The legend behind the Mid Autumn Festival surround the story of a handsome couple: Chang Er and Hou-yi. Hou Yi was the ancient hero who, under the order of the Gods, shot down nine of the ten suns that suddenly appeared in the skies. After Hou Yi successfully completed this task, he met and married a beautiful young lady named Chang Er.

The Gods were very pleased with Hou Yi, and rewarded him with an elixir of life so the he and his beautiful wife could have immortality. However, an evil man found out about the elixir, murdered Hou Yi for the elixir. Chang Er was devastated by her husband’s death and retaliated by drinking all of the elixir. Legend has it that, after drinking the elixir, she floated away into the skies towards the Moon with her pet rabbit in her arms, and this is how the Rabbit became synonymous with this festival.

Celebrating Mid- Autumn festival or commonly known as now as  the Mooncake festival is still very popular today. Food that is synonymous with this  festival are the mooncakes and pomelos. Pomelos are fruits harvested in Autumn in some parts of China and they symbolize plentiful and abundance.

It is a tradition to gift your friends, employer, clients and relatives some mooncakes just before Mid-Autumn festival. Moon gazing is also a part of the ritual of celebrating this festival.  Besides the moon gazing and eating mooncakes, children are given paper lanterns to carry around and  play within the playground or garden.

A Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to all!

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What is St Patrick’s Day ?

So this is the history , the hows and the whys behind this much celebrated festival.

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/st-patrick-day

 

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News feature about the Year of the Goat in Expat Living Magazine

Check out my new feature about the Chinese Year of the Goat in Expat Living Magazine!

http://www.expatliving.sg/body_style/horoscopes/Horoscopes-Predictions-for-the-Chinese-Year-of-the-Goat-74058.ece

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Your Fortune in 2015

Wishing  everyone a very blessed and Happy New Year! So I have fulfilled another dream;  that is making “Your Fortune in 2015” available  online!
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About Your Fortune in 2015

YF2015coverAre you curious about what 2015, year of the Yin Wood Goat holds for you?
Do you wish to attract more success and good fortune?
Would you like to discover the meaning of the 2015’s Feng Shui elements and the Lunar Traditions practiced during this Lunar New Year so that you can begin this year more positively?

Start this Lunar New Year on the right note with Your Fortune in 2015 and discover:
• Customs & traditions related to Lunar New Year • Auspicious dates commencement of business in 2015.
• The Annual Flying Stars and their influences on your and the Feng Shui of your environment.
• All about the Goat Sign• The influence of the Grand Duke Jupiter of 2015 on the 12 Lunar Zodiac Signs
• Overview of your personal zodiac sign for 2015.
• Month-by-month zodiac sign predictions
• Feng Shui Guide to Property Selection

Your Lunar Zodiac Signs in 2015

It is official , my ebook ” Your Lunar Zodiac Signs in 2015″ is now available on Kindle!

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Happy Mid- Autumn Festival !

blackmooncakeThe legend behind the Mid Autumn Festival varies but they all surround a handsome couple: Chang Er and Hou-yi. Hou Yi is the ancient hero who, under the order of the gods, shot down 9 of the 10 Suns that suddenly appeared in the skies causing disasters and chaos on Earth. After Hou Yi successfully completed his task, he met a beautiful young lady named Chang Er and the pair fell in love very quickly and got married.

The gods were very pleased with Hou Yi and rewarded him with an elixir of life so the he and his beautiful wife could have immortality. However, an evil man found out about the elixir, murdered Hou Yi and forced Chang Er to give up the elixir. Chang Er was devastated by her husband’s death and retaliated by drinking all of it. It is said that, after drinking the elixir, she became so light that she floated away into the skies towards the Moon. The Moon is known as “Moon Palace” by the Chinese and is described as a cold and lonely place. Chang Er chooses to live there because it is the closest to Earth, where she lived with Hou Yi. Legend has it that those who witnessed Chang Er floating to the Moon noted that she was most beautiful on this night. Subsequently she became known as the Moon Goddess who will bestow blessings and beauty on those who worship her. As a tradition, new toiletries and cosmetics are placed together with other offerings on the altar for her blessings on this night.

Celebrating Mid- Autumn festival, or the Moon cake festival, is still very popular today. Food that is synonymous with the Mid-Autumn festival is such as “Moon cakes” and pomelos. Traditional Moon cakes were filled with lotus seed paste and egg yolk only but today the filling in the moon cake can vary and the cake comes in all shapes and sizes. Pomelos are fruits that are harvested in Autumn in some parts of China and thus symbolize plenty and abundance.

It is a tradition to gift your friends, employer, clients and relatives moon cakes just before Mid Autumn festival. Reunion dinners or family gatherings are organized. In ancient times, dinners were served on the balcony, patio or in the open where people could recite poetry and gaze at the moon. It is an exciting time for children because, as part of the tradition, they are given lanterns to carry and play with in the neighbourhood.

It is Thanksgiving weekend!

I have been to quite a few Thanksgiving dinner parties over the years and usually the evening is free and easy; we also get to eat the first turkey dinner of the season!

This year’s Thanksgiving have been special, I get to spend it with about 20 people; some I know very well and there are those I met for the first time.

Our host Tim, Randy and Ze worked for 6 hours to cook that Turkey !

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving feast!

We have Turkey of course!

We have Turkey of course!

A little history on how Thanksgiving begun in USA.

A little history on how Thanksgiving begun in USA.

It all about harvest!

It all about harvest, peace and celebrations!

Similar to the Chinese, the Americans have a tradition of Reunion Dinner too!

Similar to the Chinese, the Americans have a tradition of Reunion Dinner too!

So I now know how  Thanksgiving came about and I am thankful for that!

Happy Thanksgiving!

With Blessings,Master Clarice Chan

Updating my Website

Hi all

My website http://www.claricegvchan.com has been hacked again. It has taken over a couple of weeks to get it back online. Fortunately not too much damage.

I am doing some updating to the site so do check back for more updates!

 

Clarice

Check out the Humourous Tale of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs in the Finder Magazine!

Thanks to Finder Magaine for this featured article !

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