Traditional Festivals In China-Mid-Autumn Festival
The origin of the Mid-Autumn festival
The Mid-Autumn festival began in ancient China, the early Tang Dynasty, prevailing in the Song Dynasty, when to the Ming and Qing dynasties, it has become one of the traditional Chinese festivals equated with the Spring Festival. Influenced by Chinese culture, Mid-Autumn festival is also attached great importance to some countries in east and southeast Asia, especially the local Chinese. Since 2008 the Mid-Autumn festival has been listed as a national legal holiday. On May 20, 2006, the state council added it to the first national intangible cultural heritage list.
The customs of the Mid-Autumn festival
There are many customs in China's Mid-Autumn festival, and different customs in each region. Enjoying the moon and eating mooncakes are famous among them. The custom of the mid-autumn Moon is very popular in the Tang Dynasty and the Song Dynasty, in many poets ' masterpieces there are poems of the Moon, many classic verses have been circulating so far. Until today, the family sit together, appreciate the beauty of The Bright Moon, praying for the harvest and happiness, which is still an essential activity of this festival. Someone which alone in a foreign land in this day, he would stare at the moon and miss his family, hometown and loved ones.
Meanwhile Eating Moon Cakes is the necessary custom of mid-Autumn festival throughout China, the word moon cake, began in a Southern Song Dynasty poet's article, that time the moon cake is only a kind of dim sum food. Laterly, people gradually to the moon and moon cakes together, meaning family reunion, pinned missing. At the same time, moon cakes are also important gifts for friends during the Mid-Autumn Festival, used to contact feelings.
The myths and Legends of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The most famous is the Chang ' e Ben Moon. This is a Chinese ancient times myths and legends, tell the story of the Chang ' E was pressed by the Queen Mother, helpless under, eat under the gift of the husband's two pills, flew to the Moon Palace, posterity in order to commemorate the kindness of the Chang ' E, in the yard put fruit and food to commemorate her. Since then, every August 15, has become the people hope to reunite the Mid-Autumn Festival.