In a turn of events Monty Python could’ve written, a giant, inflatable Moon recently tore loose from a Mid-Autumn Festival in China’s Henan province. It flew down a city street as officials chased it.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is an important festival in China, according to China Highlights. The festival traditionally falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. And people celebrate it by gathering for dinners, lighting lanterns, and honoring the Moon.
Unfortunately, it’s unclear how officials were able to wrangle the loose Moon. The video
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A 'giant moon' installation on a tugboat off Kwun Tong promenade ended up deflated in the sea two days after the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations pic.twitter.com/tFWzo48XEN— SCMP Hong Kong (@SCMPHongKong) September 23, 2021
Thankfully, officials have been able to retrieve the inflatable Moon from the river. However! These are now—at least—the second and third incidents of giant, inflatable Moons running free from the Mid-Autumn Festival, as the same thing happened back in 2016. The Moon really just wants to be a part of the party!