The Chinese MId-Autumn Festival is the second most important celebration in the Chinese Calendar after Chinese New Year. All those of Chinese heritage throughout the world revere this event as a time for reunions and is considered the Chinese equivalent to Thanksgiving in the United States.
My name is Lok-Wah Li and I am from Hong Kong. I was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to the US for my high school education and I have been living in Massachusetts since then. I am now in graduate school pursuing a Ph.D. in Child Study and Human Development. When I am not writing papers or doing research in and out of communities, I enjoy visiting museums, drawing, and listening to jazz.
What makes you passionate about your culture and why do you want to share it with the world?
Balinese culture is interesting for me even for Balinese like me. It is thankful everywhere, I feel so surprised that our ancestors think that humble yet deeply grateful for the universe and nature by doing offering and praying. Like what we do on Galungan day, we thank God for the nature and food that God gives us.