About China Mid-Autumn Festival — A Festival Related to Moon
Sep. 29, 2020
Luckily, China 2020 National Day is the same day with the Mid-autumn Festival! As one of the important traditional holidays, what’s the legend about the Mid Autumn Festival? Long long ago (about 6000 years ago), a group of Chinese ancient people had been starting to research the nature and study the universe.
The people usually being active and hunting in the day-time, so they understand the red and round ball in the sky—the sun, who can provide sunshine and energies. They know nothing to the night because they keep sleeping in the nighttime. One day, a guy came out had a pee at night and he screamed loudly to the white gleamy ball in the sky, “abalaba, balababala”, then other members also came out and screaming. Some members kneeled on the ground, worshipping and kowtowing, thinking any unknown God came to punish them. This came into being the primordial festival worship to the Moon.
Then through many dynasties from the “Han”, via “Tang” “Song” “Ming” to the “Qing” dynasty, with learning more knowledge about Moon, the worship gradually changed from kowtowing worship into enjoying it with eating round sweet Pastries by people. Till now, the festival expresses the Reunion of the family members and the missing relatives. In the day, Chinese people hang red lanterns, eating cakes, enjoy the glorious full moon, and so on.
There will be 8 days of holidays(Oct.1~Oct.8,2020) in China, but we will keep 24 hours online for you.