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Mooncake Festival

13 Sep 2019
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13 Sep 2019
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About Mooncake Festival

This celebration falls on the eighth moon, fifteenth day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar around the season of the Autumn Equinox. In the Western timetable, this celebration typically falls between the second seven day stretch of September and the second seven day stretch of October. The Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival, call it what you will - is a festival of solidarity. This celebration is accepted to have started from the antiquated function of Sacrificing to the Moon Goddess for the year's end collect. This is when families come back to celebrate and express appreciation for the year's abundance. 
Contributions of their gather, for example, apples, pears, peaches, grapes, pomegranates, melons, oranges and pomelos were normal. Different contributions cooked, heated and so forth included moon cakes, cooked taro, and water caltrops, a sort of water chestnut looking like dark bison horns. Furthermore, obviously, 'tang yuen' produced using glutinous rice. 'Yuen' signifies 'round' which symbolize "fulfillment" as in "yuen man" of the cycle. In this manner, it implies solidarity and congruity inside the family. The Mid-Autumn Festival is a customary party for both the Han and minority nationalities. The custom of adoring the moon can be followed back similarly as the Xia and Shang Dynasties 2000B.C. - 1066B.C.. 
In the Zhou Dynasty 1066B.C. - 221B.C., villagers held functions in anticipation of the landing of winter and to praise the magnificence of the new moon. In the later lines, mooncakes were prepared and sent to relatives as endowments of family reunion. Traditionally, thirteen moon cakes were stacked into a pyramid to symbolize the thirteen moons of an "entire year," that is, twelve moons in addition to one intercalary moon. On the evening of the Festival, the revolutionaries with the assistance of nearby villagers, effectively toppled the administration and later settled the Ming line 1368-1644 A.D.. Thus from that point, the Mooncake Festival is commended on a huge scale.

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