Why is Mooncake Festival celebrated? The festival started more than 2,000 years ago as a post-autumn harvest celebration, which was devoted to thanking the gods. Most scholars believe that the Mid-autumn Festival first appeared during the Song dynasty, derived from the tradition of worshipping the moon.
What is Mooncake Festival in Chinese? Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu Jie (中秋节) in Chinese, is also called the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. It is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. It is also celebrated by many other Asian countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
What is the story behind mooncakes? Chinese will gather together and eat slices of mooncake on Mid-Autumn Festival, a national Bank Holiday. Like many Chinese customs, the origins of the mooncake lie in ancient times, in this case a time of social and political triumph – the overthrowing of the Mongol dynasty.
How do we celebrate Mooncake Festival?
- Having Dinner Together — Happy Family Reunion Time.
- Eating Mooncakes — The Most Representative Tradition.
- Appreciating the Moon — a Symbol of Family Reunion.
- Worshiping the Moon — a Disappearing Tradition.