Want to Celebrate the Harvest Moon this Weekend? Look to the Moon Rabbit

Sep 27, 2012

There's more than one way to celebrate this weekend's Harvest Moon. Jennifer Pemberton gives us some options and reasons -- from the moon rabbit to giant citrus fruits to Buzz Aldrin -- for celebrating the moon.

You eat your mooncakes and your giant lunar pomelos outside in a park with your family and friends. And if your friends and family can’t make it, you look up at the moon and think of them and know that they are looking at the moon and thinking of you. If you stare hard enough their faces might even come into focus on the surface of the moon. Or maybe that is the Moon Rabbit with his mortar and pestle grinding out a pill that grants eternal life, which is the Chinese version of the man on the moon.