Annually lunar calendar August 15th, is a traditional Mid-Autumn joyful festival. This is the middle of the fall season, so it is called Mid-Autumn festival. In the Chinese lunar calendar, the year is divided into four seasons, each season is divided into three parts: Meng, Zhong and Ji, so the Mid-Autumn Festival is also called Zhongqiu. The moon on August 15 is rounder and brighter than the full moons of other months, so it is also called “Moonlight” and “August Festival”.
Sacrifice and appreciate the Moon
In ancient times, there was a custom of offering sacrifices to the god of the moon in our country. In the zhou dynasty, every autumn night to meet the cold and sacrifice to the moon. Set up a large incense case, put on moon cakes, watermelon, apples, red dates, plums, grapes and other sacrifices, of which moon cakes and watermelons are absolutely indispensable. Under the moon, the statue will be placed on the moon, the moon in that direction, Candle’s high burning, the whole family followed by worship the moon. In this night, people look up to the moon and look forward to gather with families. The people who residing in a place far away from home take this opportunity to express his thoughts on his hometown and relatives. Therefore, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the “Reunion Festival.”
Eating moon cakes
The Mid-Autumn festival is a day when people eat moon cakes to show their reunion. Viewing the moon and eating moon cakes is an essential custom throughout China for the Mid-Autumn festival. With the development of moon cakes today, there are more varieties of moon cakes with different flavors. Among them, the beijing-style, soviet-style, guang-style and other moon cakes are widely eaten by people from north and south China. At the same time, moon cakes are also an important gift for friends in the Mid-Autumn Festival.
light a lantern
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the three major festivals in China. Of course, the Mid-Autumn Festival does not have a large lantern festival like the Lantern Festival. The lights are mainly played between families and children. In Guangzhou, Hong Kong and other places, Mid-Autumn Festival nights are going to carry out the activities of the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the trees are also vertical, which means that the lights are high. With the help of parents, the children use bamboo paper to form a rabbit lamp, a carambola lamp or a square lamp. They are hung in a short squat and then erected on a high pole. The high skill and the brilliance shine, adding to the Mid-Autumn Festival. A scene.
People in different places follow various customs, but all show their love and longing for a betterlife.