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The Moon Festival
The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, takes place on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. The most popular legend about this holiday tells the story of Chang E, the wife of the brutal emperor Houyi. After Chang E stole and took her husband's magical elixir, she flew to the moon.
On Moon Festival night, Taiwanese families like to get together to eat moon cakes and pomelos, a fruit that is in season around this time. People also enjoy looking at the full moon and imagining that they see Chang E dancing there.
Holding barbeques on this night is a popular new tradition. Everywhere in yards or in parks, people grill chicken legs and pork chops on racks. These days, it seems that food is more important than the meaning of the festival!Source(s): 書名：用英文說台灣／文庭澍、Catherine Dibello◎著