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08.10.2006 Moonlight Festival in Sichuan

Moonlight Festival in Sichuan

Sichuan. In Sichuan it is often foggy, hazy, maybe the sky is smoggy once. At least the moon could not be seen in the night of the moonlight festival.
Away from the daily delegation tours with blue lights through the city landscape, past eyes that have seen the "long-noses" still too rarely, the Chinese in Deyang enjoy the last holiday among themselves, with their children, in the families and with friends. In China, people celebrate three times a year for a week, the New Year, Labor Day in the first week of May and, of course, Independence Week in October. So very much difference is not in the holidays, look around Europe. So, similarly, the delegation of politicians, journalists, GDFC, and artists from the Siegerland Artists' Working Group, raced for almost a week from one celebration date to the next. Without speed, in peace with themselves and the nature, the parks, the temples, in the landscape and also outside in the nature, children and adults enjoy the free time and peace of the last holiday. Children sit by the Confucius Temple by the koi carp and feed them, inside the temple the silence invites you to relax and read. In the Stone Sculpture Park, as elsewhere, people go for a stroll, slide, or feed the pigeons on their day off. In the process, one can get a fright. Outside the city, children play on a mountain. The school year seems to be over, or at least the textbook from English class. From the individual pages are created in no time with great dexterity swans, hearts, frogs, or simply paper airplanes that can fly towards the dusk. "From the children you can see how well our society functions", comments the deputy party secretary of the city committee Zhang Faxiang, the happy children of his city. 

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