POTD: Singing Sand Mountain #5

POTD: Singing Sand Mountain #5Singing Sand Mountain #5
Dunhuang, China
2016

The more poetic name I came up with for this image, based on what made it catch my eye, is Mid-Autumn Festival Moon. I took this during the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday in China, which falls on a full moon. It is a time when people get together with family for a reunion, prayer, and giving thanks for the harvest. Special moon cakes are shared for the occasion. It’s sort of like a Chinese version of Thanksgiving in the U.S. It is the second-most important holiday of the year, after Tết.