WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
To appreciate his bravery, the Queen Goddess of the West gave Hou Yi a small bottle of elixir of immortality. Chang Er wanted to stay young and beautiful so she stole the bottle of elixir. After drinking the elixir of immortality, Chang Er escaped to the Moon to live forever.
OTHER COUNTRIES THAT CELEBRATE THIS DAY
In Korea, it is called Chuseok (추석/秋夕). It means “Autumn Night.”
It is known as 15th Night (十五夜) or the Bright Moon of Mid-Autumn (中秋の名月).
In Vietnam, this day is called Tết Trung Thu, which also means “Mid-Autumn Festival.” This day is also called Tết Trông trăng. It means “Moon Watching Festival.