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Why do we celebrate the Moon Festival?

Once upon a time, when there were ten suns in the sky, there lived a man named Hou Yi.With so many suns in the sky, there was no space for night at all. And you can imagine the world was very hot, which made people’s lives very difficult.So Hou Yi, being a great hero of incredible strength, shot down nine of the suns. He became renowned far and wide, much to the jealousy of Hou Yi’s apprentice, Peng Meng. Hou Yi was soon married to a beautiful, kind-hearted woman named Chang’e. One day, Hou Yi was traveling to visit an old friend of his, when he came upon Xiwangmu, the Queen of Heaven. Xiwangmu gave him an elixir that would...

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You've chosen King's Landing!

After that, ahem, incident with wildfire, King’s Landing has changed management and is now the family friendly, wheelchair-accessible capital it was always meant to be. Sure, you’ll run into some cutpurses here and there, and you could run into an assassin here and there, but that’s just part of the charm!It’s probably a little too soon to mention dragons in King’s Landing, so… we probably wouldn’t try it. But do take this sword. You’re probably going to need it. Happy travels!

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You've chosen Asgard!

You might want to think about coming to Asgard just in time for Oktoberfest. Talk about wine, women, and song! The residents of Asgard might seem at first like a rambunctious, drunken bunch… because that’s exactly what they are! Be prepared for a brawl or two (or five…). You’ll probably be taking home a black eye and some broken bones home as a souvenir. Show those Asgardians who’s boss when you swagger into the pub with your very own Horned Skull Tankard. They’ll know not to mess with you… or it’s their head that you’ll be drinking out of next! Happy travels!

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You've Chosen Pandora!

Adventurous travelers might note the majestic floating mountains, colorful wildlife, and bioluminescent flora of this exoplanetary moon. The flowers may be pretty, but take care not to pick them! Pandora’s ecosystem is fragile and interconnected. You don’t want to get in trouble with the Na’vi.Blend into the scenery with this Glow in the Dark Arrowhead Necklace. Besides… you never know when it might come in handy against some less-than-friendly fauna. Happy travels!

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Autumn Equinox

Many cultures celebrate the equinox in several ways. Many pagans and Wiccans celebrate Mabon, or Second Harvest. They give thanks for the summer and pay tribute to the coming darkness by building altars, harvesting fruits and vegetables, and feasting on apples.Neo-Druids gather at Stonehenge to watch the sunrise of the equinox. They do this in both spring and fall, and for them, it’s a time of giving thanks for a bountiful harvest and of preparation for the winter. Buddhists in Japan observe a period called Ohigan, or Higan. It’s celebrated 3 days before and after the Autumnal equinox. On these days, they visit their ancestors’ graves to leave flowers and clean the gravesites. In China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, and a...

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