Happy Mid-Autumn Festival/中秋節快樂! (and Friday the 13th)

Hello folks, Not only is today the superstitious Friday the 13th, but also the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) in East Asia. Under the Lunar calendar, it falls on the 15th day of the 8th month, so the date varies year-to-year on the Gregorian calendar. The festival is famous for its mooncakes, which are rich, densely-sweet pastries …

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Bastille Day 2019!

Bonjour, mes amis! Today marks Independence Day in France, known as le 14 juillet. Meant to commemorate the storming of the Bastille as a sign of protest against the monarchy, it has since become the national holiday of the country, as millions of people take the day off to spend time with family, watch fireworks at the …

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