Mid Autumn Festival
The Mid Autumn Festival, also known as the festival of sacrificing the moon, the moon birthday, the moon Eve, the autumn festival, the Mid Autumn Festival, the moon worship Festival, the moon mother's day, the Moon Festival and the reunion festival, is known as China's four traditional festivals together with the Spring Festival, the Qingming Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival. Influenced by Chinese culture, the Mid Autumn Festival is also a traditional festival for some countries in East and Southeast Asia, especially local Chinese and overseas Chinese.
————Mid Autumn Festival food————
Eat moon cakes
Moon cakes originated from Zhu Jie food of the Tang Dynasty army. During the reign of emperor Gaozu of the Tang Dynasty, General Li Jing conquered the Turks and won victory through the hidden message of moon cakes. He returned triumphantly on August 15. Since then, eating moon cakes has become an annual custom. "The moon is round on August 15, and the mid autumn moon cakes are fragrant and sweet". This famous proverb tells the custom of urban and rural people eating moon cakes on the night of the Mid Autumn Festival.
————Mid autumn festival tradition————
Sacrificing the moon
It is a very ancient custom in China. In fact, it is a kind of worship activity of the ancients to the "moon god". In ancient times, there was the custom of "autumn evening and evening moon". Since ancient times, in some parts of Guangdong, people have the custom of worshipping the moon god (worship the moon mother and moonlight) on the evening of the Mid Autumn Festival. Worship the moon, set up a large incense table, and put moon cakes, watermelon, apples, red dates, plums, grapes and other sacrifices. The whole family worshipped the moon in turn and prayed for blessing. Offering sacrifices to the moon, appreciating the moon and holding the moon for remembrance expressed people's best wishes.
When the Mid Autumn Festival approaches, children, with the help of their parents, tie bamboo paper into rabbit lights, carambola lights or square lights. In addition, many children will use fruit skin to tie lanterns, such as papaya lamp and banana lamp. The simplest is "pomelo skin lamp", which can be done by almost every child.
guess lantern riddles
On the full moon night of the Mid Autumn Festival, many lanterns are hung in public places. People gather together to guess the riddles written on the lanterns, because they are the favorite activities of most young men and women. At the same time, love stories are also spread at these activities.
The bright moon sends Acacia, the moon is short and looks forward to the full moon,
Mid Autumn Festival, thousands of miles and others come!
There is a kind of beauty, called the full moon,
There is a blessing called family reunion,
There is a kind of feeling, which is called looking at the moon and missing,
There is a kind of love called sincere wish!
All colleagues of Huahui education lighting
I wish you a family reunion and a Happy Mid Autumn Festival!