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Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Today is our National Day, and it is also the 15th month of the lunar calendar-Mid-Autumn Festival. On this special day, I would like to share some traditions.

The Mid-Autumn Festival comes from the traditional “Month Worship”, since the moon is complete on this day, which symbolizes reunion, it is also called “Reunion Festival” and “Moon Festival”. On this day, people who is working and living outside will be back home from different places, the whole family gathers to have a sumptuous dinner. And there must be a classic food on the table — Moon cake, which is one of the cultures of Mid-Autumn Festival.

Moon cakes, also called moon cakes, harvest cakes, reunion cakes, etc, which are offerings to worship the moon god during the Mid-Autumn Festival in ancient times. Later, people gradually took the Mid-Autumn Festival to admire the moon and taste moon cakes as a symbol of family reunion. Moon cakes symbolize reunion, and people regard them as festive food, and use them to offer sacrifices to relatives and friends. Since its development, eating moon cakes has become a must-have custom for the Mid-Autumn Festival in all parts of the north and south of China. People will eat moon cakes to show “reunion” on this day.

After the meal, the family will sit and chat together and enjoy the night. The custom of admiring the moon comes from offering sacrifices to the moon, and serious sacrifices have become relaxing entertainment. With the development of the times, there will be festival performances in various places, and people can watch the performances on the Internet or on TV through live broadcast. It is said that the moon is the closest to the earth on this night, and the moon is the largest, roundest and brightest in per year, so, there has been a custom of drinking feasts and admiring the moon since ancient times.

There also a custom of burning lamps on the night, especially in the south of China, they are festivals of making light boats. The burning candles in the Mid-Autumn Night Lanterns are tied to bamboo poles with ropes, erected on tile eaves or terraces, or built into glyphs or various shapes with small lamps, and hung on the heights of houses, commonly known as “Mid-Autumn Tree” or “Mid-Autumn Vertical”. The Mid-Autumn Festival seems to be second only to the Lantern Festival.

Please allow me as the representation of all the stuff at Trade Peak to wish everyone a happy autumn day and enjoy this best time with your family. We are in holiday from Oct, 1th to 4th, and get back to work on Oct, 5th to serve you. Love you all!